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January 12, 2012 9:20 am

BREAKING: Police seize large amount of cocaine

Written by CJ Baker

Powell police say they seized more than 100 grams of cocaine on Wednesday night at an East Seventh Street home and have arrested two individuals in connection with the investigation.

In a news release sent Thursday morning, Powell Police Chief Roy Eckerdt said roughly 108 grams of the illegal drug were seized at a residence in the Cactus Garden Trailer Court. The cocaine had a street value of more than $10,000 and some of it appeared to be packaged for sale in one-half to one gram weights, Eckerdt said.

Some $6,500 in cash was also seized, which officers believe was related to the sale of cocaine.

Packaging materials and paraphernalia for ingesting the drug were also taken from the residence in the Cactus Gardens trailer court, police said.

Between 9:30 and 10 p.m. Wednesday, Rosa M. Gonzalez, 49, and Ernesto Gonzalez, 58, were arrested on suspicion of drug-related felony charges, police said. On Thursday, the Gonzalezes were being held in the Park County Detention Center. Their initial appearances in Circuit Court may take place on Friday, a court official said.

Daniel Gonzalez, 32, of Powell, was cited for possessing a misdemeanor amount of cocaine and released, police said.

The Tribune will have a more complete story in Tuesday's edition.

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