Police: Man hid heroin in rectal area

Published: Sunday, July 20, 2014 @ 5:59 PM
Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014 @ 5:59 PM

A man hiding heroin in his rectal area Saturday told police he was in the area to visit his sick grandmother in the hospital.

Police pulled over a vehicle with four people inside around 11:45 a.m. in a bank parking lot on Gettysburg Avenue after allegedly spotting its driver, identified as 42-year-old Marla Carrozza, turn without signaling from Hillcrest Avenue to Gettysburg Avenue.

Passenger Riley Bowman, 26, was arrested on an outstanding traffic warrant out of Montgomery County. He told police they were in the area to visit his grandmother at Grandview Hospital, but when police checked he later admitted they were all in the area to buy heroin, according to the Dayton police report.

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Carrozza gave police permission to search her vehicle. Inside, police found a capsule of suspected heroin in the back seat. She then told police Bowman had more drugs hidden in his rectal area.

Bowman gave permission for an officer, who was wearing gloves, to retrieve a bag from inside the back of his pants. The bag contained 12 capsules of suspected heroin, according to the Dayton police report.

Bowman and Carrozza were booked into the Montgomery County Jail, where Carrozza has since been released. Both have court dates scheduled for Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.

Two other men inside the vehicle, which was towed, were each issued a court summons.