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Couple Charged Following Corona Raid

Quantities of cocaine and marijuana were found inside a Corona home last Thursday morning, Aug. 28, during a police raid that also resulted in two arrests, authorities stated.

Cash, a machete and quantities of marijuana and heroin were recovered by police from a Corona home during a raid last Thursday morning, Aug. 28.

Officers from the 110th Precinct executed a courtauthorized search warrant at the home of Larry Pimentel, 21, on 51st Avenue between 108th and 111th streets at about 7:20 a.m. last Thursday.

Pimentel and his girlfriend- Cindy Saldana, 20, of 97th Street in Elmhurst-were asleep at the residence when police arrived, according to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office.

During the search, law enforcement sources said, police located a wooden box in a bedroom closet found to contain a quantity of marijuana. Thirteen plastic bags containing cocaine were also found inside a gym bag on a top shelf in the closet, it was noted.

Other items police recovered from the location included digital scales, a gravity knife, a machete, prescription medication, over $300 in cash and additional quantities of marijuana.

Pimentel and Saldana were taken into custody by police on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally using drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a weapon.

According to court records, both suspects were released without bail following arraignment last Friday, Aug. 29, before Queens Criminal Court Judge Ernest Hart. They are scheduled to return to court on Oct. 8.

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