Springfield man accused of hiding drugs in pants during traffic stop

July 28, 2017
Donald F. Collier.

A Springfield man faces multiple charges after police allegedly found drugs hidden in his pants, including heroin.

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Donald F. Collier, II, 41, of 509 W. Mulberry St., is facing five counts of drug possession and five counts of drug trafficking. He plead not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday morning. Bond was set at more than $10,000. Collier also faces multiple traffic citations.

Collier was stopped by police about 5 p.m. Tuesday on South Yellow Springs Street after he allegedly failed to properly signal and turned from the wrong lane as he turned onto East High Street, according to a police report.

The officer performed a search with his canine partner, who gave a positive indication that drugs allegedly were in the car.

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Police searched the man and found a large bulge in his groin area to the left of his pants, the report says. Collier allegedly claimed the officer was grabbing his genitals but the officer believed it was something else.

Officers performed two more searches and allegedly found a shopping bag that contained tied baggies of drugs, including 11 baggies of marijuana, five baggies of heroin, five baggies of cocaine and four baggies of crack cocaine. Police also alleged they found a baggie with three pills of Xanax, the report says.

Collier was placed in the Clark County Jail. He’s set to appear in court again on July 31.

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