2 charged with cocaine, marijuana possession

Published 9:44 am Thursday, April 21, 2016

Two Albert Lea residents are facing prison time after police found more than 23 grams of cocaine at their home last week.

Angelita Maria Caballero, 32, and Billy Jamelle Adams, 33, were each charged Monday with second-degree cocaine possession and fifth-degree marijuana possession.

Billy Adams

Billy Adams

According to court documents, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on their Main Street residence at about 2 a.m. April 14.

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A trained drug-sniffing dog reportedly alerted to a dresser where several baggies of cocaine and marijuana were found.

The cocaine reportedly field-tested as 23.6 grams.

Police also found two digital scales that reportedly contained cocaine residue. In the same drawer, officers found 73 baggies that reportedly contained about 104 grams of marijuana, according to court reports.

Police reportedly found marijuana in a vehicle Caballero and Adams were riding in during a traffic stop earlier that day. Caballero reportedly also had a white powder thought to be cocaine.

Freeborn County District Court Judge Steven Schwab set conditional bail for Caballero at $30,000 and Adams at $20,000.

Their next court appearances are scheduled for April 28.

Angelita Maria Cabellero

Angelita Maria Cabellero

Second-degree cocaine possession carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

Fifth-degree marijuana possession carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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