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VAN HOLLEN ANNOUNCES COCAINE BUST IN GREEN BAY
 

GREEN BAY Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that on Monday, December 8, 2008, investigators from the Wisconsin Department of Justices Division of Criminal Investigation, Brown County Drug Task Force, Green Bay Police Department and Green Bay office of the DEA following up on an investigation that began in June, 2008, seized approximately 280 grams of cocaine with an estimated value of $10,000 at 1226 N. Danz Ave., Trailer E in Green Bay, WI.

 

Hector G. Gutierrez-Mercado of 1209 Doty Street, Green Bay was arrested and charged with three counts of delivery of cocaine greater than 40 grams, one count deliver of cocaine between 15-40 grams and one count party to a crime - possession with intent to deliver cocaine greater than 40 grams.

 

Also arrested was Rosendo Alvarado-Alvarez of 1226 N. Danz Ave., Trailer E, Green Bay. Alvarado-Alvarez was arrested and charged with three counts party to a crime delivery of cocaine greater than 40 grams, one count party to a crime delivery of cocaine 15-40 grams, and one count possession with intent to deliver cocaine greater than 40 grams.

 

As a result of an ongoing investigation beginning June, 2008, after four separate purchases of cocaine, arrangements were made to purchase approximately ten ounces of cocaine, at which time Gutierrez-Mercado and Alvarado-Alvarez were placed under arrest and 280.2 grams of cocaine were seized. Both subjects were subsequently incarcerated at the Brown County Jail.

 

Questions concerning this case should be directed towards the Brown County District Attorneys office.

 

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