Drug Bust Nets 1-1/2 Pounds of Cocaine

Written by Estero Bay News

June 16, 2021

Cocaine found in a home in San Miguel with an value of $30,000.

Sheriff’s investigators busted a suspected cocaine dealer in San Miguel, confiscating over a pound of cocaine that investigators said appeared to have been broken off a much larger brick of the illicit drug.

According to Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Cipolla, at about 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 7, Sheriff’s Special Operations Unit, County Probation officers and agents with Homeland Security served a search warrant on a home in the 300 block of 10th St., San Miguel.

Ramiro Alcazar-Barajas

“Detectives discovered in the closet of a back bedroom,” Cipolla said in a news release, “a large sweatshirt wrapped around a clear plastic bag containing a large amount of cocaine. Additionally, several separate bags containing cocaine were also located within the sweatshirt including a digital scale. “

The cocaine itself brought further suspicions. “The cocaine appeared to be in large chunks,” Cipolla said, “which is consistent with being cut directly from a kilo or brick of cocaine, and is associated with large scale cocaine dealers.”

The raid ended up discovering approximately 1-1/2 pounds of cocaine “with an estimated value of $30,000.”
Investigators arrested the resident, identified as Ramiro Alcazar-Barajas, 42 of San Miguel for alleged “possession of a narcotic controlled substance for sale,” and he and was booked into County Jail.

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