Two Sun Valley Drive residents are facing multiple drug charges after detectives acting on information received during an investigation discovered large quantities of crack cocaine and heroin packaged and ready for sale in their home, Southington police said.
Police executed a search warrant at 107 Sun Valley Drive Thursday evening, discovering the drugs along with marijuana, cash and various drug paraphernalia including packing materials, according to a press release issued by the Southington Police Department early Friday afternoon.
Officers took Dominick Palmisano, 48, and Renee Kight, 23, into custody during the drug raid, Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said Friday.
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Palmisano, of 107 Sun Valley Drive, was arraigned in Bristol Superior Court Friday morning on charges including two counts of possession of narcotics, two counts of possession of narcotics with the intent to sell, two counts of possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school zone, two counts of possession of narcotics with the intent to sell in a school zone, possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was ordered held in lieu of a $75,000 bond, court officials said, but it was not immediately known whether he would be able to make bond on Friday.
Kight, of 6 Crown St. in Plainville, is facing charges of possession of narcotics, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to keep prescription drugs in their original container. She was released after posting a $10,000 bond, police said, and given a court date of Oct. 22.
According to the press release, detectives entered the home and immediately discovered a large quantity of heroin and crack cocaine:
“The execution of this search warrant resulted in the seizure of 105 bags of heroin, approximately one ounce of crack cocaine, marijuana, currency and assorted drug paraphernalia,” the press release said.
Officers also found Kight in possession of various prescription drugs and paraphernalia, police said.
The arrests came just hours after the Berlin Police Department took three men into custody in a separate drug bust near the Southington-Berlin town line earlier in the day. Police were unable to say whether the two drug busts were related.
A search of the state’s Judicial Branch records revealed no previous criminal history for Palmisano. Kight was arrested in Plainville on one charge of sixth-degree larceny earlier this year, an offense she pled guilty to and paid a fine for.
Further information on the case was not immediately available.
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