MOUNT PLEASANT — A Racine man who is accused of selling more than 140 grams of cocaine allegedly was found with an additional 79 grams of cocaine at his home.
Abel Santiago Cruz Jr., 24, of the 2300 block of Thor Avenue was charged with three felony counts of manufacture/deliver between 15-40 grams of cocaine, and felony counts of manufacture/deliver more than 40 grams of cocaine, neglecting a child where specified harm did not occur and child was under 6 years of age, possession with intent to deliver more than 40 grams of cocaine, and maintaining a drug trafficking place.
According to a criminal complaint, a confidential informant allegedly purchased 141.5 grams of cocaine from Cruz between Dec. 6 and March 8.
The complaint said that after a controlled buy on Wednesday at Festival Foods at 5740 Washington Ave., agents executed a search warrant at Cruz’s residence.
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Inside the residence officers reportedly found a shotgun under a bed and the following items in the basement:
- An AR style rifle.
- Three baggies of cocaine weighing 79.5 grams.
- A scale and baggies.
- Three .223 magazines with 57 rounds or ammunition.
- Two boxes of .38 special ammunition with 85 rounds of ammunition.
- 5.11 body armor carrier with ceramic level 4 plates.
- 8.7 grams of marijuana.
- A grinder with residue.
Cruz reportedly admitted to living at the residence, but when asked where in the house he lived he stopped answering questions.
Cruz was given a $30,000 cash bond in Racine County Circuit Court on Friday. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 15 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, online court records show.
Mugshots: Racine County criminal complaints, March 10, 2023
Today's mugshots: March 10
These are images of people charged with a crime in Racine County. Booking photos are provided by Racine County law enforcement officials. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.
Lucero A. Gutierrez
Lucero A. Gutierrez, Waukegan, Illinois, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense, with a minor child in the vehicle), possession of THC.
Abel Santiago Cruz Jr.
Abel Santiago Cruz Jr., 2300 block of Thor Avenue, Racine, manufacture/deliver cocaine (between 15-40 grams), manufacture/deliver cocaine (greater than 40 grams), neglecting a child (specified harm did not occur and child under 6 years of age), possession with intent to deliver cocaine (greater than 40 grams, use of a dangerous weapon), maintaining a drug trafficking place.
Kyle L. Larson
Kyle L. Larson, 2400 block of Illinois Street, Racine, possession of a firearm by a felon.
Michael D. Canady
Michael D. Canady, 1600 block of Flett Avenue, Racine, burglary of a building or dwelling, criminal damage to property (domestic abuse assessments), disorderly conduct (domestic abuse assessments), misdemeanor bail jumping (domestic abuse assessments).
Azaria S. Tanner
Azaria S. Tanner, 4000 block of 28th Avenue, Kenosha, disorderly conduct (domestic abuse assessments), misdemeanor bail jumping.