A drug raid at a Paxton Street apartment led to the arrest of a city man and the confiscation of 1 pound of cocaine, 2 handguns, and more than $9,300 in cash, according to police.
Samir Hernandez, 36-year-old, was arrested during the drug bust on Friday evening. Narcotics Unit officers raided 256 Paxton Street.
Hernandez resides on the 1st floor of the home. He was found with .5 kilograms of cocaine, said police. He was also found with drug paraphernalia – a kilo press used to manufacture drug packages – and two handguns with ammunition.
Police seized the 9mm semi-automatic handgun and 22 caliber semi-automatic handgun, said police director Jerry Speziale.
$9,313 in suspected drug money was seized from Hernandez, said the director.
Speziale said Hernandez has been charged with various drug offenses including maintaining a drug manufacturing facility.
The director said police have refocused their strategy in busting drug manufacturing facilities in the city. He cited three drug manufacturing facilities police dismantled over the past almost three weeks.