Police: Man arrested after hiding drugs in groin area


    (Hall County Corrections)

    An officer had to get up close and personal in order to retrieve suspected methamphetamine and marijuana from a man in Grand Island.

    The Grand Island Police Department said an officer pulled over a white Ford Ranger at Oak at 2nd Streets at around 6:41 p.m. on Monday for window tint that was too dark. Police said a trailer hitch was also obstructing the license plate numbers.

    During the traffic stop, an officer saw the driver, 18-year-old Rigo Torres Morales, trying to hide something in his groin area. Torres was asked to step out of the vehicle for a pat search for weapons. The officer said when he stepped out, he kept reaching for his groin area.

    During the search, the officer was able to feel an abnormal cylindrical item in his groin area, which was believed to be a marijuana grinder. Once the item was removed the officer said it contained a crystalline substance and leafy substance, believed to be methamphetamine and marijuana. Police said they also found a smoking pipe in his pocket.

    A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of Xanax pills as well, which he didn't have a prescription for.

    Torres Morales was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled substance (meth), possession of controlled substance (Xanax), no proof of insurance, no proof of ownership, window tint violation, improper display, possession of marijuana less than 1oz. and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    GIPD tweeted about the situation on Tuesday morning, asking those who do drugs to think about how many crotches the drugs have been in before reaching them.


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