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The Racine County Metro Drug Unit raided a house within the 3800 block of Colorado Avenue Friday and recovered marijuana and arrested an individual trafficking marijuana out of the residence.

Nicholas J. Aiello, 17, sold marijuana and LSD to confidential informants being used by the drug unit on five different occasions between May and July. He was living in a house that belonged to his ex-stepfather, according to a criminal

Police found 60.4 grams of marijuana and $3,230 in cash. Along with that, Aiello told police he also sells marijuana “wax.”

In his basement bedroom, which was also a playroom for his ex-stepfather’s children, Aiello kept a handgun and ammunition in a drawer investigators said was easily accessible to children. Also in the room were toy air soft guns, which investigators report the real handgun could have been confused for. Aiello told police he traded an ounce of marijuana for the weapon.

Aiello is charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with three counts of delivering marijuana, two counts of delivering LSD, maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession of drug paraphernalia, five counts of second degree recklessly endangering safety and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.