Heroin, pot items found in car of suspect with secret indictment

Staff Report

Thirty needles and a bent spoon with suspected heroin residue were found last Monday in a man’s vehicle on U.S. 20.

Police stopped Scott Grodi, 35, of North Ridgeville, at 12:53 p.m. after discovering his vehicle’s temporary registration was expired, a report said.

Grodi also had a suspended driver’s licence and an active warrant through the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office on a secret indictment for felony drug possession

He allegedly admitted to officers that he used heroin and kept the needles in a backpack in the back seat.

The police report said several contraband items were found inside the vehicle including 30 hypodermic needles. Some had residue on them, some were unused, and one was uncapped.

A bag weighing roughly 38 grams of suspected marijuana was found in the back seat of the car.

Officers also found a metal grinder containing a green leafy plant material residue on the vehicle’s floor and a silver foil pipe with suspected burnt marijuana residue in the driver’s door pocket.

A report said a plastic bag in the vehicle’s center console was discovered with more needles, cotton buds, and other paraphernalia including a plastic tub with several used cotton buds, commonly used for filtering heroin before injection.

A bent spoon with residue but no burn marks on the bottom and a belt were also found in the car to be used as a tourniquet for the use of self-injection, police said.

Grodi was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and driving under suspension.

He was turned over to sheriff’s deputies on $1,950 personal bond.

Staff Report