A Rego Park man whose allegedly drug-laden apartment caused nine officers to get dizzy was reportedly found naked with nearly five pounds of heroin when EMS and NYPD entered his home on Sept. 1, police said.
Onix Torrellas was discovered naked and unconscious in his kitchen at 63-84 Saunders St. in Rego Park when police and EMS responded to a 911 call for an emotionally disturbed person on Friday. The heroin allegedly found by police in the kitchen and bedroom amounted to 4.75 pounds. Police also allegedly found a Ziploc bag of cocaine in the back bedroom, 197 pills, which are awaiting analysis, and $598,110 in cash.
The NYPD was allegedly able to identify heroin, cocaine and marijuana on the premises. Other substances are waiting to be identified.
Torrellas is being charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, possession of controlled substance in the third degree with intent to sell, nine counts reckless endangerment in the second degree for the injuries to the officers and criminal possession in the seventh degree.
Nine police officers suffered lightheadedness, difficulty breathing and nausea upon entering the apartment at 1:30 a.m. on Friday. They were taken to North Shore Hospital in Forest Hills and, by late morning, all the officers and the sergeant were treated and released from the hospital.
Torrellas was arrested and also taken to the hospital to treat a heroin overdose.
NYPD emergency services in hazmat gear were on-site and, according to previously published sources, allegedly discovered small amounts of heroin in the room.