April 23, 2014

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Police find heroin in hit-and-run vehicle

Natasha Diaz

Natasha Diaz

LORAIN – A woman who allegedly drove into another car in Lorain on Sunday was found minutes later, driving intoxicated and in possession of heroin.

Natasha M. Diaz, 26, was charged with driving under the influence, heroin possession, illegal conveyance, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of paraphernalia on Sunday in Lorain.

Around 4 p.m. on Sunday Diaz drove her car into 55-year-old Corrine Terschak’s car near the intersection of West 21st Street and Broadway Avenue. Diaz quickly drove from the scene, followed by Terschak who was beeping her horn to alert Diaz. Diaz pulled over near the intersection of West 21 Street and Lexington Avenue and was soon met by Lorain police.

Police searched Diaz’s car and found hydrocodone pills, 10 hypodermic needles, tin foil and a spoon, the last two of which tested positive for heroin. According to the police report, Diaz responded to the search by asking “is that going to end my career?”

Diaz failed sobriety tests and was very unsteady on her feet, according to police.

After Diaz was brought to the Lorain Police Station, a bottle of Xanax pills was found hidden in her bra.

Diaz was being held at Lorain County Jail on a $5,000 bond until her court hearing at 1 p.m. at Lorain Municipal Court on Oct. 22.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or amerriman@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnaLMerriman.

  • Jennifer Williams

    All I have to say is pray for these people. Everyday is a new story on someone caught with or on heroin. It is so sad.

  • Joe Smith

    Bet she was pretty once, get off that stuff kid

  • MZee

    “followed by Terschak who was beeping her horn to alert Diaz”. Wow, glad this turned out like it did. Diaz was under the influence, had drugs in the car… if there had been a gun (or if it was a gang, someone with a warrant, etc), Mz Terschak’s situation could’ve gotten a whole lot worse. Follow, be on 911, get a description of the vehicle and if you can a tag, but don’t make your presence obvious. I mean, the person already left – they weren’t stopping for a reason. If they were desperate and with a gun… well, even their car is a weapon. This was in Lorain after all.

    who was beeping her horn to alert Diaz.

  • Mark B

    The war on drugs is sure making a difference . NOT !

  • Arietta Sullivan

    narcotic cops has a set career..there’ll be no end in the drug world. and diaz says ‘is this going to end my career’..are you serious? must have been a good job but like any job..don’t mess it up. i pray she gets the help she needs.