Search warrant nets cache of crystal meth, cocaine
A search warrant executed over the weekend yielded 170 grams of crystal meth and 63 grams of powder cocaine, according to the Sanford Police Department.
Police Sgt. Ray Bullard said Reynaldo Nunez Pineda, 34, was arrested following the search Saturday night of his residence at 41 Bayberry Lane, located in the Pine Village Mobile Home Park in Sanford. Pineda reportedly was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in cocaine, and felony maintaining a dwelling and maintaining a vehicle for drugs.
The sergeant said authorities also found $1,143 and cutting agents for methamphetamine and cocaine.
Bullard said the search was the result of an investigation, which stemmed from a recent traffic stop.
"Drugs were found that led us back to this house in the end," he said.
Referring to cocaine and meth, Bullard said, "very seldom do [Sanford police] find an ounce of either one of them." Heroin and prescription pills tend to be the biggest problem for local officers, he said, and they typically see meth in powder form.
"We've had information that crystal methamphetamine is coming back, and this is evidence that it is," Bullard said.
Pineda was placed in Lee County Jail under a $225,000 secured bond, according to Bullard.
"Hopefully, we'll have more arrests to come," he said.