A 43-year-old unemployed North End man is facing drug dealing charges after he was found with cash, a home full of high-end apparel and electronics, and crack cocaine within reach of two children, according to Middletown Police.
On Dec. 6 at 7:49 p.m., narcotics officers served a search warrant on Jose E. Guzman, 43, of Grand Street, who was home with his girlfriend and her 10- and 5-year-old sons with a plastic bag on the couch with 28 smaller bags of crack cocaine, (4.4 grams total) the report says.
A search revealed $520 in cash in the pockets of Guzman, who police say is unemployed and on Section 8 housing.
A police canine found three 8mg of Suboxone tablets in his jacket pocket, the report says, and .6 grams of marijuana a glass jar, thousands of dollars' worth of new, "high-end sneakers, shoes, clothes and electronics."
Police say Guzman buys an "eight-ball" every other day for $200 (3.9 grams of crack), breaks it down and sells it for $350. While being arrested, the report says, Guzman's phone constantly rang with calls asking for crack.
He was charged with non-student possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia near school, possession of narcotics and with intent to sell, distribution of narcotics less than 1,500 feet from school, and risk of injury to a child.