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Drug raid nets 35 pounds of cocaine August 18, 2005 - wfsb.com
WATERBURY (AP) -- Police are describing a drug raid on a local home that netted 35 pounds of cocaine as the largest illegal drug seizure in city history.
Alejandro Gonzalez, 38, and Germania Gonzalez, 24, were arrested in Tuesday night's raid at their home in the Waterville section of the city. embers of the state police Statewide Narcotic Task Force and agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration participated in the investigation.
In the couple's bedroom closet, police said they found blocks of powder cocaine wrapped in plastic and bound by tape; each weighed about a kilogram.
Another kilogram of powder cocaine was found wrapped in plastic and covered with aluminum foil next to the couple's bed.
Police said they found a plastic bag with 79 grams of powder cocaine wrapped in aluminum foil in the drawer of a dresser in the bedroom and another 10 grams of cocaine wrapped in a paper towel next to the couple's bed.
The couple were arrested and charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of narcotics in a school zone, possession of narcotics with intent to sell in a school zone, three counts of risk of injury to a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Judge Frank Iannotti Wednesday ordered Alejandro Gonzalez held on a $3.5 million bond and Germania Gonzalez held on a $1.5 million bond. "This is the largest seizure of narcotics and money I have seen in the (judicial) district of Waterbury," Iannotti said.