EASTLAKE -- A police officer monitoring traffic on Lakeshore Boulevard just after 9 p.m. Sunday became suspicious when he saw two men getting in and out of a vehicle that was parked at a pump at the Circle K gas station.
The passenger got a gas can out of the trunk and approached several customers while they were getting gas, asking them for money and/or gas.
The driver also approached customers and asked them for gas money. The officer spoke with the two and they also consented to a search of their vehicle.
That search revealed drug paraphernalia and suspected crack cocaine.
One man, 23, from Concord, was arrested for drug paraphernalia.
The other man, 29, was arrested on felony charges of drug possession and felony tampering with evidence. Police say the tampering charge stems from concealing drug paraphernalia in a body cavity, requiring police to take him to the emergency room of a local hospital for removal.
That also resulted in a misdemeanor charge of drug paraphernalia. The 29-year-old was being held without bond until his court appearance Tuesday.