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Cash and drugs seized by Queens North Narcotics while executing a search warrant of a Ridgewood residence on May 10.

Police recently took a massive amount of drugs off the street when they raided a Ridgewood home and arrested the suspected dealer.

On May 10 at approximately 8:20 a.m., the Queens North Narcotics team executed a search warrant of a residence on 71st Avenue. The suspect, Fernando Torres, 49, was getting out of his 2016 Mazda when the police arrived, and he told police that there were drugs in his car and upstairs in the building, according to court documents.

Inside the car, police recovered a black plastic bag that contained the following narcotics:

  • 542 oxycodone pills
  • 29 amphetamine dextroamphetamine (Adderall) pills
  • 89 hydrocodone acetaminophen (Vicodin) pills
  • 26 acetaminophen propoxyphene (Darvocet) pills
  • 26 baggies containing cocaine
  • 27 zolpidem (Ambien) pills
  • 28 methylphenidate (Ritalin) pills
  • 150 alprazolam (Xanax) pills
  • 45 diazepam (Valium) pills
  • 127 oxycodone hydrochloride (Roxicodone) pills
  • 195 morphine pills.

Once inside the residence, police recovered another long list of drugs and paraphernalia from a bedroom closet as follows:

  • 439 acetaminophen propoxyphene (Darvocet) pills
  • 20 baggies containing cocaine
  • One large zip-lock containing cocaine
  • One scale with cocaine on it
  • One spoon with cocaine on it
  • One scraper with cocaine on it
  • One vial containing cocaine
  • Two plastic containers with cocaine inside
  • One blender containing cocaine

In total, police recovered more than four ounces of cocaine from the bust, court records show. As they continued to search the bedroom, police discovered even more pills and large sums of cash inside of a dresser drawer as follows:

  • 924 alprazolam (Xanax) pills
  • 93 trazodone (Desyrel) pills
  • 150 zolpidem (Ambien) pills
  • 200 diazepam (Valium) pills
  • $34,660 in cash

Then, on top of a closet in the hallway police recovered a duffel bag containing $419,900 in cash. Police also found nine more Adderall pills on the kitchen counter, according to the complaint.

Torres has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, 12 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree.

He is currently being held on $300,000 bond and $150,000 cash bail, and he is due to appear in court again on June 1, according to court records.

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