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Troopers seize $285,000 worth of heroin in Summit County traffic stop

Posted: 2:30 PM, Nov 17, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-17 19:30:13Z

A Summit County traffic stop earlier this week led to the recovery of $285,000 worth of heroin, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

On Nov. 14, troopers pulled over a 2018 Nissan with Connecticut license plates for a lane change violation.

The driver, 25-year-old Renaldo Diaz-Guzman of Hartford, Connecticut, was charged with possession and trafficking in heroin and failure to comply.

Troopers said when they initially attempted to stop Guzman, he refused to stop and drove off but they were able to monitor his whereabouts using a patrol plane.

The plane's pilot spotted Guzman stop and throw a garbage bag into a dumpster.  He was apprehended and around 1600 grams of heroin were recovered from the garbage bag.

Guzman is facing up to 21 years in prison if convicted, authorities said.