Po­lice find gun, drugs, cash in­side ve­hi­cle.

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PHOENIXVILLE >> Po­lice have charged a man af­ter they say his car con­tained a loaded firearm, var­i­ous drugs and nearly $40,000 in cash.

Of­fi­cers were called to Gay Street and Nutt Road at around 8:45 p.m. Tues­day for a well-be­ing check on a man who ap­peared to be asleep be­hind the wheel at the in­ter­sec­tion, Phoenixville Po­lice said in a state­ment Fri­day.

Upon ar­rival, po­lice found a 2002 Cadil­lac DTS sedan at the in­ter­sec­tion with a man in­side.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the driver as Michael Lom­bardi, 34, of Phoenixville, who of­fi­cers say ap­peared to be un­der the in­flu­ence of drugs or al­co­hol. Ad­di­tion­ally po­lice say there was also ev­i­dence of drugs in the car.

Lom­bardi was taken into cus­tody and the ve­hi­cle was towed from the scene and se­cured at the po­lice sta­tion.

Po­lice say while Lom­bardi was in­car­cer­ated in the hold­ing cell, he dam­aged one of the cam­eras in­side the cell.

Au­thor­i­ties later ex­e­cuted a search war­rant on Lom­bardi’s ve­hi­cle which yielded a loaded 9mm hand­gun, co­caine, oxy­codone pills, am­phet­a­mine salts, four cell­phones, drug para­pher­na­lia and a to­tal of $39,931 in cash.

Lom­bardi, whom po­lice say has sev­eral other drug con­vic­tions and is pa­role, has been charged with pos­ses­sion of firearms pro­hib­ited, car­ry­ing a loaded weapon, pos­ses­sion with in­tent, pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia, pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance, pos­ses­sion of an adul­ter­ated or mis­branded con­trolled sub­stance, driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence, in­sti­tu­tional van­dal­ism and op­er­at­ing a ve­hi­cle with­out a valid in­spec­tion.

He was ar­raigned and re­manded to Ch­ester County Prison in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.

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