Thursday, February 11, 2010

Socorro Man Arrested On Drug Possession Charges

By John Larson

SOCORRO – A raid on a house last Friday, Feb. 5, resulted in the arrest of a Socorro man and the seizure of cocaine and “crack rocks.”
Lorenzo De Lao, 21, was arraigned in Magistrate Court Monday on charges of possession with intent to distribute, and possession of cocaine.
Sgt. Rocky Fernandez said he and Sgt. Richard Lopez served a search warrant at 11:50 a.m. on a residence at 910 Annette Street, and were directed by the owner of the house, the suspect’s grandfather, to a middle bedroom where they found De Lao asleep.
When asked where the narcotics were, De Lao directed the officers to his pants pocket, where they recovered 18 foil covered crack rocks, and two grams of powder cocaine in a plastic baggie.
De Lao was then arrested and taken to the Police Department, and after the substances tested positive for cocaine, he was incarcerated at the Socorro County Detention Center. Bond was set at $70,000.
The criminal complaint also stated that Del Lao had sold narcotics to Fernandez, who had been working undercover on a previous date. De Lao was also found to have a valid warrant out of Bernalillo County. If found guilty of the charges, De Lao faces 11 years in prison.

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