Daniel Fernandez, 44, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with two felony counts of possession of cocaine, more than 40 grams, and a felony count of maintaining a drug trafficking place. If convicted on all three charges, Fernandez faces up to 99 years six months in prison and/or fined up to $210,000.
According to the criminal complaint, investigators with the Racine Police Department learned about Fernandez’s drug activity and apprehended him near his residence at 1438 Cleveland Ave. Searching his house, K-9 Dozer hit on a crawl space and officers found a backpack containing several gallon sized-bags containing other smaller bags of cocaine. The bags weighed more than 40 grams.
Bags of cocaine were also found inside the toilet tank and a car. Investigators also found an electronic scale and bags inside the home.
A $5,000 cash bond was set. Under the bond conditions, Fernandez was ordered not to have or consume any controlled substances, and to submit to drug tests after court appearances. Fernandez was convicted of delivering cocaine in 1994 in Racine County and then for distributing cocaine in a federal court in 2004.
A preliminary hearing has been set for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 22 in front of Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch.
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