BIDDEFORD, Maine — A Biddeford man was released from York County Jail in Alfred on Monday after facing charges of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, a Class B crime, for allegedly overdosing at a Biddeford restaurant.

Manford Rideout, 46, was bailed out of the county jail on Monday on personal recognizance following his Friday arrest after police say he overdosed on heroin at Happy Dragon Chinese Restaurant.

At approximately 9:53 p.m. Friday, Biddeford Police and emergency medical personnel responded to a call of a reported overdose at the Cantonese eatery, Dep. Chief JoAnne Fisk said Monday.

Rideout was unconscious upon the officers’ arrival, due to an apparent heroin overdose, Fisk said.

“Given he had needles on him, the general consensus was he was most likely on heroin,” Fisk said.

Rideout was transported to Southern Maine Health Care where he was treated and deemed fit for incarceration.

During treatment, Rideout was also found to be in possession of Ritalin, a Schedule W drug in the same class as heroin.

Fisk said Rideout was in possession of “a couple” Ritalin pills and that those appeared to be stolen.

Rideout was charged with unlawful possession of scheduled drugs for both heroin and Ritalin, a Class B crime punishable by up to 10 years in jail and fines of up to $20,000.

Police said Rideout could not make bail and was transported to York County Jail, although police were forced to return with him to SMHC while traveling to the jail when Rideout claimed he had another medical condition in need of attention.

After receiving medical clearance for a second time, Rideout was admitted to YCJ, Fisk said.

Rideout was released on personal recognizance on Monday, after which his charges were reduced to a misdemeanor Class B crime, and for which he still may receive jail time.

Police said a second court date for Rideout has not been set.