RACINE — A Racine man who allegedly had nearly a quarter-pound of cocaine in his car and home has been arrested and accused of being a drug dealer.
Ernest J. Cosey, 45, of the 1200 block of Franklin Street, was charged with felony counts of possession with intent to deliver cocaine (more than 40 grams), possession of a firearm by a felon, maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of a controlled substance.
According to a criminal complaint:
On Wednesday, officers executed a search warrant on Cosey’s residence in the 1200 block of Franklin Street for an investigation into the distribution of controlled substances.
A search of Cosey’s car — a Buick Lucerne — and his residence was conducted and police reported finding the following:
- A bag of cocaine inside the car weighing 6.6 grams
- 58.6 grams of cocaine found in a junction box in the stairwell area
- 11.1 grams of cocaine found in a second junction box in the stairwell
- Nine baggies containing 2.7 grams of cocaine
- 54 individual baggie corners containing 19.6 grams of cocaine
- A bag containing 5.2 grams of cocaine
- Four ecstasy tablets weighing 0.6 grams
- A digital scale in the basement with cocaine residue on it
- A Springfield Armory .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun with five rounds in it on the basement furnace
An investigator reported that the total weight of the cocaine was 103.8 grams (0.229 pounds) and believed it was being held for resale.
Cosey was given a $50,000 cash bond in Racine County Circuit Court on Thursday. A preliminary court hearing is set for March 4 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave., online court records show.
Mugshots: Racine County criminal complaints, Feb. 25
Today's mugshots: Feb. 25
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.
Matthew J Kaydo
Matthew J Kaydo, 2900 block of Glendale Avenue, Racine, disorderly conduct, threat to a law enforcement officer, telephone harassment.
Anthony M Rizzio
Anthony M Rizzio, Lindenhurst, Illinois, possession of narcotic drugs, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense).
Kameron J Simpson
Kameron J Simpson, 1100 block of Marquette Street, Racine, possession of THC, possess/illegally obtained prescription.
Tommy A Torres Jr.
Tommy A Torres Jr., 1700 block of Kremer Avenue, Racine, strangulation and suffocation (domestic abuse assessments), misdemeanor battery (domestic abuse assessments), disorderly conduct (domestic abuse assessments).
Lorie C Underwood
Lorie C Underwood, 1100 block of College Avenue, Racine, burglary of a building or dwelling, obstructing an officer.
Roger Allen Young
Roger Allen Young, Delavan, Wisconsin, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (4th offense, general alcohol concentration enhancer).
Ernest J Cosey
Ernest J Cosey, 1200 block of Franklin Street, Racine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine (more than 40 grams, firearm mandatory minimum enhancer, use of a dangerous weapon), possession of a firearm by a felon (firearm mandatory minimum enhancer), maintaining a drug trafficking place (firearm mandatory minimum enhancer, use of a dangerous weapon), possession of a controlled substance.
Clifford A Friederich
Clifford A Friederich, Kansasville, Wisconsin, felony bail jumping.