An Allentown man was caught early Thursday morning with 10 bundles of heroin in his vehicle after police stopped him because he was driving without headlights.
Police charged Nelson O. Collazo, of the 100 block of North Pine Street, with possession with intent to deliver, false identification to police and driving with a suspended license. District Judge Daniel Trexler arraigned the 32-year-old, setting bail at $75,000.
An officer first spotted Collazo’s Nissan Murano just after 2 a.m. driving west in the 700 block of Tilghman Street without his headlights on. When the patrol car made a u-turn on Tilghman Street, Collazo made a left onto North Lumber Street, according to court records.
When police conducted a traffic stop in 600 block of North Lumber Street, Collazo allegedly handed over a New York driver’s license that featured someone else's name. Police said Collazo couldn’t provide a birthdate when asked to write down his full name and date of birth.
After receiving permission from Collazo to search the vehicle, an officer allegedly found 130 baggies of heroin in the center console bundled in groups with rubber bands. He allegedly admitted to just buying the heroin with plans on selling it.
Collazo failed to post bail and was sent to Lehigh County Jail to await a preliminary hearing tentatively scheduled for Sept. 22.