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24 Pounds of Cocaine, $3M Cash Found in Huntington Station Apartment
Federal agents executing a search warrant at a Huntington Station’s man apartment Monday night discovered more than 20 pounds of cocaine and $3 million in cash, authorities said Tuesday.
The man who lived there, Adrian Bonilla, was placed under arrest during a traffic stop and was charged with intent to distribute.
During the search of Bonilla’s Shelley Place apartment, Drug Enforcement Administration agents allegedly recovered “numerous plastic bags from various areas of the apartment containing cocaine, one plastic bag containing a small amount of cocaine base, packaging materials and two digital scales,” according to court documents, which also stated that contents in one of the plastic bags allegedly tested positive for cocaine.
Authorities noted that agents discovered $3 million in cash hidden away in newly installed sheet rock.
Bonilla was arrested about an hour before authorities searched his apartment.
The 34-year-old was pulled over for a traffic stop by a New York State police officer and 100 grams of “a substance believed to be cocaine” was allegedly found in his pocket, according to court documents.
A judge ordered Bonilla to be held without bail at his arraignment in Central Islip on Tuesday.
Bonilla’s attorney could not be reached for comment.