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Cocaine dealer gets six years

May 27, 2014 | 09:53 AM
ELKHORN — The patriarch in a family cocaine business was sent to prison on May 20 for six years after he pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.

Abel J. Sanchez, 42, of rural Walworth also was sentenced to six years of extended supervision.

On Oct. 1, the Walworth County Drug Unit raided Sanchez’s home and seized more than 48 grams of the drug.

During the raid of the home, Sanchez told police that he purchased a quarter kilogram of cocaine every two to three weeks from a Chicago supplier. A quarter kilogram is 250 grams.

At the time of Sanchez’s arrest, Sgt. Jeff Patek, who is with the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department Drug Unit, said 3.5 grams of cocaine typically sells for between $160 and $170.

On May 20, Sanchez’s stepson, Francisco Pineda, pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor charges. He pleaded guilty to possession of THC, resisting or obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. Pineda was sentenced to two years of probation.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Oct. 1, the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the city of Delavan Police Department raided the home on State Line Road.

During the raid, Sanchez admitted to police that he, his stepson, Pineda, and his wife sell cocaine and have been for about two years.

Sanchez’s wife was never charged in Walworth County.

Inside of a kitchen drawer, police discovered a digital scale, a known cutting agent and multiple bags of cocaine. The police found 37.72 grams of cocaine in the kitchen drawer. Pineda admitted to selling cocaine for Sanchez.

He also said he threw marijuana out his bedroom window when he heard the police arrive at the residence.

Outside of the home, below the window in the room Pineda was found in, police found three bags of marijuana that weighed a total of 11.08 grams.


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