Traffic stop in East Palo Alto leads to drug, gun arrest

Jameel Collins, of Menlo Park, arrested in connection with alleged sale of drugs

A traffic stop on Thursday led to an arrest of a Menlo Park man in connection with the alleged sale of drugs.

Jameel Collins, 36, was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, child endangerment and possession of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and prescription painkillers for sale.

Around 12:30 p.m. detectives from the Menlo Park Police Department Narcotics Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop on Collins' vehicle in the area of Clarke Avenue and Bay Road in East Palo Alto.

During the stop, detectives located a concealed firearm, a digital scale and large quantities of marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and prescription painkillers all packaged for sale, police said.

Collins' 5-year-old child was also in the vehicle and within reach of the marijuana, police said.

Collins was also found to be out on bail for a prior drug sales charge.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by EPAMom
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Mar 1, 2016 at 7:19 pm

Thanks and kudos to the police for finally making a dent in the continuous drug trafficking that takes place on this corner. Almost any day of the week an open air drug market is ongoing in front of the Eastside Market. Cars pull up and do their transactions in plain sight. If you drive by and happen to slow down for traffic or to park, you might be offered drugs for sale. If you walk by you will probably have to walk around a transaction in progress. Keep it coming. And make sure that child doesn't hang around his excuse for a parent any more.

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