Police seized 10 grams of crack cocaine and nearly $6,000 in cash.

BROCKTON — A 34-year-old city woman was arrested on drug charges Friday morning when detectives raided her home.

Narcotics detectives executed a search warrant in a second-floor apartment at 41 Division St. about 9:30 a.m.

Police say the target of the investigation – Latanya Simmons – was taken into custody.

Inside the home, police seized three plastic bags of a white powder substance believed to be crack cocaine that weighed 8.5 grams, according to police spokesman Darren Duarte. Police say they later seized an additional 1.6 grams on Simmons’ person after a search was conducted.

Inside a bedroom in the apartment, police located a safe that contained $5,234 in cash, Duarte said. An additional $546 was seized from the bedroom that wasn’t in the safe, he said.

In total, police seized 10.1 grams of crack cocaine and $5,780 in cash.

Simmons was arrested and charged with a subsequent offense of illegal possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance.

She was charged with the subsequent offense because of a previous conviction on the same charge. In 2007, Simmons was arrested on that same charge in the city, but additionally charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Simmons was scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Brockton District Court.




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