Dec 2 2019 Hazleton traffic stop drug seizure

HAZLETON, Pa. – Hazleton police have announced that a traffic stop resulted in the arrest of two men on Monday night, including a man with with several aliases.

Officer Ryan Mariano conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of the Mount Laurel Motel shortly after 6 p.m. Monday night.

The driver of the vehicle identified himself as Carlos Guzman. A warrant was out for him for a failure to appear, though Guzman told Mariano the warrant was a mistake, according to police. The passenger in the car was identified as Raymundo Figueroa Perez.

Mariano discovered 62 grams of marijuana packaged for sale, 11.8 grams of crack cocaine, packaging materials and U.S. currency in the car.

Perez was taken into custody for suspect identification and possession of marijuana while Guzman was taken into custody for the warrant. At the station, police conducted suspect identification and found a surprising result.

In a press release, police said, “Guzman had multiple Aliases that came back out of numerous states, all with the same FBI designation number, one, which was listing the name of Carlos Guzman as one of his alias’s and not his name.”

Hazleton police had already been looking for Guzman under the name Breiddy Perez Rodriguez for possession with intent to distribute narcotics.

The men were transported to LCCF for overnight arraignment. Charges were approved against Perez for possession with intent to distribute.

Police said Guzman was processed on the warrant. They said all of the known aliases were documented in the processing.

The magistrate denied bail for Guzman “since we currently do not know what Guzman’s correct identity is.”