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An undercover drug operation over the course of a year led to three felony charges filed Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court against a 45-year-old Racine woman.

Anna Marie Trinidad faces felony counts of manufacturing/delivering cocaine, manufacturing/delivering heroin and maintaining a drug-trafficking place.
If convicted on all the charges, Trinidad faces a total fine of $60,000 and 26 years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint:
Officers with the Racine Metro Drug Unit, along with a confidential informant, arranged for an undercover drug purchase from the defendant June 16, 2016. The informant met Trinidad in the 1500 block of Wisconsin Ave. in Racine and purchased 0.5 grams of cocaine.

On July 11, 2017, an informant again met with Trinidad at her residence, 1019 Parker Ave., Racine, which is about 579 feet from Cedar Bend Park. The informant purchased 0.1 grams of heroin from the defendant.

Court records indicate that Trinidad has a previous misdemeanor conviction for possession of cocaine in Racine County in 2006.

Trinidad is due in court for a preliminary hearing Sept. 19 at 9 a.m.

Rex Davenport

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