Charges Include Cocaine Distribution and Child Endangerment
March 2, 2021
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Police Director Sheilah A. Coley today announced that two Trenton men had been arrested for drug charges on Feb. 27, 2020 after officers broke up a party on 114 Elm Street.
Luis Santos-Bautista, 28, of Trenton, was charged with cocaine distribution, endangering the welfare of a child, possession with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, possession with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a park, and maintaining a nuisance. Kenry Oliver Quintana-Martinez, 34, of Trenton, was charged with cocaine possession.
The arrests were carried out following an investigation by the Violent Crimes Rapid Response Unit (VCRR), which was responding to reports of afterhours parties and underage prostitution at the above location. When officers entered the premises, they found that the property had been converted into a “party house,” complete with speakers, loud music, a disco ball and flashing lights. While officers did not find any indication of prostitution, they did find alcohol and cocaine being sold on the premises.
Of the 32 people found at the house, most were teenagers and young adults, including a 16-year-old girl.
Santos-Bautista was found with 152 zip lock baggies containing 200 grams of cocaine, a digital scale, cutting agents, and $4,342 in suspected drug proceeds. Quintana-Martinez was found with single baggie of powder cocaine.
The partygoers were ejected from the house. The 16-year-old girl was brought to police headquarters where she was picked up by her father.
“We are working hard to put illegal bars out of business, especially when they endanger our children with alcohol and narcotics,” said Director Coley. “My thanks to the residents who reported this activity and the officers who shut the party down.”
These charges and allegations are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. This is an ongoing investigation.