2 plead not guilty to cocaine charge

Published 10:00 am Sunday, May 1, 2016

Two Albert Lea residents pleaded not guilty in Freeborn County District Court on Thursday to possessing more than eight grams of cocaine at their home earlier this month.

Angelita Maria Caballero, 32, and Billy Jamelle Adams, 33, each pleaded not guilty to second-degree cocaine possession and fifth-degree marijuana possession in front of Judge Steven Schwab.

Angelita Cabellero

Angelita Cabellero

Separate settlement conferences were scheduled for Caballero and Adams for July 7. Jury trials were set for Sept. 13, if the case has not been resolved by then.

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According to court documents, law enforcement officers on April 14 executed a search warrant at a home on Main Street.

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.

Billy Adams

Billy Adams

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