Major Rochester Cocaine Bust Leads to Drug Sales Charges
The criminal complaint, filed in Olmsted County Court Friday, says multiple agencies served a search warrant at his northwest Rochester apartment on Wednesday. The search was related to a narcotics investigation.
The charges identify the suspect as 39-year-old Michael Anthony Ray Brown. Rochester Police arrested him on an active federal arrest warrant before executing the search warrant.
During the search of Brown’s residence, law enforcement seized a total of 162.1 grams of cocaine that was separated into six different baggies, according to the charges. The weight of the suspected drugs includes packaging. There was also a functioning digital scale present in the home, the complaint says.
Officers also found Brown with about $3,200 in cash on him when he was arrested on the warrant prior to the search of his home. The charges say the large quantity of cocaine, the manner in which it was packaged, the presence of a digital scale and cash found on Brown during his arrests all indicate drug sale activity.
Brown was arraigned Friday on two counts of first-degree drug sales, one count of first-degree drug possession and a count of second-degree drug possession. His bail was set at $200,000 without conditions.
Court records indicate Brown was convicted of felony third-degree drug sales in Olmsted County in 2006. He’s due back in court later this month.
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