Enfield business owner charged with multi-state drug conspiracy

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ENFIELD – An Enfield business owner is facing charges in New Jersey following his arrest in September as part of a multi-state conspiracy to shuttle cocaine and heroin from Mexico into the Northeast according to MassLive.

Sergio Molina, owner of Molina’s Cafe and Molina’s Plaza on High Street, and two co-defendants, Ramon Rodriguez-Reyes, and Rafael Delacruz-Fernan, are charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. ┬áThe case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of New Jersey.

Molina was arrested Sept. 28 at his home in Suffield. A search of his property revealed 23 brick-shaped packages that contained heroin and cocaine.

According to prosecutors, Molina, Rodriguez-Reyes, and Delacruz-Fernan over a 10-month period between December 2016 and last September conspired to distribute at least 5 kilograms of cocaine and 1 kilogram of heroin.

Documents filed with the case by FBI investigators say the three became suspects in 2016 as part of an FBI investigation into a large-scale drug-trafficking organization operating between Mexico and the Northeast.

Law enforcement moved in to make arrests on Sept. 28 when they saw Delacruz-Fernan arrived and carried three large trash bags into the garage, according to court documents.

Molina is being held without bail pending his trial.

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