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Keymar man arrested, charged with possession and intent to distribute cocaine

A Keymar man was arrested Thursday and charged with possessing about 111 grams of cocaine and paraphernalia in his home with the intent to distribute.

Angel Rodriguez Jimenez, 29, of the 7400 block of Sixes Bridge Road, was charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, and possessing a controlled substance with the intent to distribute — a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $15,000.

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Jimenez is being held without bond, according to electronic court records.

According to the statement of charges, officers executed a search and seizure warrant at Jimenez’s home at 6:20 p.m. on Nov. 11. Detectives found baggies of suspected cocaine in four locations throughout the home.

In the rear bedroom closet, detectives found 86.4 grams of suspected cocaine in a plastic baggie that was secured with a twist tie and left in a canvass container, according to the statement. “Several other” empty plastic bags with white powder residue, suspected to be cocaine, were found nearby.

Three other baggies of suspected cocaine weighing a total of 25.1 grams were found throughout the house, according to the statement, meaning detectives found a total of 111.5 grams of suspected cocaine.

Detectives found a tin container that held $101 that was seized for asset forfeiture, according to the statement.

A detective used a field test kit on all suspected cocaine and got positive results, according to the statement.

Jimenez did not have an attorney listed in online court records as of Friday morning.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 26.

443-525-4231

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