Police in Austintown say they have charged a township man found passed out in a locked SUV with heroin, cocaine, and several canisters of an inhalant known as “laughing gas”.

Officers say they had to use a lockout tool to open a Ford Escape at the Mahoning Avenue Sheetz gas station. According to police, 31-year-old Steven Manna was slumped over the wheel.

In addition to finding heroin and cocaine in the SUV, officers say a box of Nitrous Oxide canisters, also known as “whippets,” was on the front seat. Police say they also saw a balloon and a whippet on Manna’s lap, as well as several canisters on the SUV's floorboard.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, Nitrous Oxide is used as an anesthetic in dentistry.  Inhaling the gas can cause dizziness, unconsciousness, and even death.

It is illegal in Ohio to have Nitrous Oxide in a vehicle, even if that vehicle is parked.

Manna’s wallet contained white and yellow powders and a Xanax pill, according to the police report.

After first being taken to Mercer Hospital, Manna was later booked into the county jail on charges of possessing, cocaine, heroin, Xanax, and drug paraphernalia, as well as permitting drug abuse and possessing Nitrous Oxide in a vehicle.

Manna will be called to answer the charges in county court.