Police seize $150,000 of cocaine from Goshen home, arrest homeowner
Posted: 03/13/2013 at 5:08 pm
By: Emily Pfund
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Martin Garcia-Rodriguez (Photo Supplied)
The Elkhart County Interdiction and Covert Enforcement Unit (ICE) was assisted by the Indiana State Police and the Goshen Police Department’s ERT team in executing a search warrent at 2611 S. Main St., according to a news release from the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s office.
The officers executed the warrant after a two-month investigation into illegal drug trafficking at the home.
Police arrested the homeowner, Martin Garcia-Rodriguez, 32, and seized $8,500 cash and approximately 140 grams of cocaine powder an estimated street value of $154,000.
Garcia-Rodriguez’s wife and three children were also at the home at the time of his arrest.
Garcia-Rodriguez faces a preliminary charge of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, an offense which carries a possible 20- to 50-year prison sentence.