• Syracuse police find half-pound of cocaine hidden in oven mitt

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -

    Police found more than $22,000 worth of drugs inside a New York home Thursday, including a half-pound of cocaine tucked inside an oven mitt, according to felony complaints filed in Syracuse City Court.

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    Police found the knotted bag of cocaine in the mitt, which was hanging on a kitchen cupboard, the Syracuse Post-Standard reported.

    Three gray grocery bags filled with more cocaine were hidden inside a nightstand in the master bedroom of the home, the newspaper reported. In the basement, 10  doses were found inside envelopes stamped with the words 'Body Bags," police said in the complaint. A small amount of crack cocaine was found wrapped in plastic and hidden in a black safe, according to the Post-Standard.

    Police arrested Angel DeJesus, Monique Gaulden-DeJesus and Amy Hoffman, WSYR reported. They were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony punishable by up to 25 years to life in prison, according to the radio station.

    All three are being held in the Onondaga County Justice Center without bail, according to jail records.

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