Bronx, New York, woman charged Sunday in Winslow drug raid

December 4th, 2017 by admin Leave a reply »

A Bronx, New York, woman was arrested on felony drug charges in a raid early Sunday morning carried out by Winslow police.

Winslow police Sgt. Haley Fleming said five police officers executed a search warrant at a home at 17 Cushman Road, Winslow, at about 2:15 a.m. Sunday. Police seized 61.8 grams of crack, a freebase form of cocaine individually packaged for sale; 10.76 grams of heroin; and just over 4 ounces of marijuana, Fleming said. An undisclosed amount of cash also was seized in the raid along with some illegal pills.

Kristina Torres

There are 28 grams in an ounce.

Arrested was Kristina Torres, 36, of Grand Concourse, Bronx. She is charged with two counts of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, both Class A felonies punishable by up to 30 years in prison on each count.

Another woman was arrested at the same location, but for unpaid fines unrelated to the drug bust, Fleming said by phone Monday.

Fleming said the timing of the search warrant so early in the morning was for good reason.

“It was conducted at that time to ensure that there was no destruction of evidence and also for officer and suspect safety because there were believed to be some people in there that we didn’t have identified prior to entering,” he said. “We were looking for illegal drugs and evidence of the sale of illegal drugs.”

No weapons were found at the residence.

“I would say it’s definitely a lot of crack,” Fleming said. “And I would say it

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