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Suspected drug trafficker arrested after traffic stop


LORAIN — Police said they caught a suspected drug trafficker Saturday afternoon allegedly trying to conceal drugs between his buttocks while inside a patrol car.

About 2:15 p.m., police charged Miguel Collazo, 25, of Lorain with possession of schedule II drugs, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and conveyance of narcotics into a detention facility.

Collazo was charged near Larkmoor Street and Missouri Avenue after police saw him make a turn onto Larkmoor without using a signal.

Police approached Collazo’s car and, smelling marijuana, searched the vehicle, according to the report. On the ground outside, police found a bottle and a bag, both of which had powder inside that tested positive for opiates. According to the report, police said they believe Collazo threw the bottle and bag out of the car before being pulled over.

Soon after police put Collazo in the back of a patrol car, they saw him with his pants and underwear pulled down and his hand near his buttocks, according to the report.

Collazo was brought to the jail where he told police that he had no more drugs on him. However, after a strip search, police found 1.4 grams of powder that tested positive for opiates in his wallet.

Collazo was released from Lorain City Jail on bond early Monday and is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday in Lorain Municipal Court.

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