Arrest Nets Cocaine, Roosters

Posted: June 20, 1991

A raid at a Chester County mobile home netted six ounces of cocaine and 10 roosters believed to be used in cockfights, according to state police at the Avondale barracks.

Evangelina Garcia and Carlos Santos Torres, both 37, were arrested at the home on the east side of Route 796 in the Kelton section of Penn Township at 11:30 a.m. Friday. The pair, charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, and conspiracy, were arraigned before District Justice D. Richard Muth in West Chester and were sent to Chester County Prison after failing to post $150,000 cash bail each.

According to a police affidavit filed at Oxford District Court, a police informant met with Garcia on June 11 and arranged to buy four ounces of cocaine.

They discussed whether he could get a better price than $1,200 per ounce. Garcia said the four ounces would be available Friday.

That morning, the informant went to the trailer with two police officers in the back of his car. He knocked on the trailer door, and with the police listening, he discussed the deal with Garcia and Torres. The officers then raided the home.

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