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House Search Lands Five Before Magistrate Mendoza

Four men and one woman were charged with 2 counts of drug trafficking and 1 count of possession of pipe when they appeared today before Magistrate Carlon Mendoza. They are 32-year-old, Arthur Higgs; 25-year-old, Eric Humes; 25-year-old, Adrian Gotoy; 22-year- old, Keenan Brown and 59-year-old, Claudette Hyde. The five pled not guilty to the charges. They were released on bail of six thousand dollars each with two sureties of three thousand dollars each. They are to return to court on February 12, 2016.  The charges came following an incident that happened at around ten thirty yesterday morning when police, members of the Quick Response Team, went to a house on Seventh Street and executed a search which resulted in the discovery of 142 grams of cannabis, one ceramic pipe, measuring 11 centimeters and what the police construed as 222 grams of cannabis contained in 5 pieces of weed fudge. All 5 persons who were present were charged. Higgs said in court that the substance was fudge with peanuts in it.