Police say two Bethel residents have been arrested and accused of dealing cocaine among other drug related charges as the result of months-long investigation.

According to the Danbury Police Department, the investigation was launched after they say they received tips from citizens that Francisco Martinez of Bethel may have been selling drugs throughout the Greater Danbury area.

Police say that based on the aforementioned investigation, they had enough probable cause to request and obtain search and seizure warrants for Martinez's person, his residence, a phone and a car. Then, between 4:20 PM and 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 17, those warrants were successfully executed.

First, Fransisco Martinez was stopped at a traffic light on Deer Hill Avenue, where he was allegedly found to be in possession of several ounces of cocaine and more than $45,000 in cash. Then, a search and seizure of Martinez's Juniper Road home in Bethel allegedly turned up a small amount of cocaine, drug paraphernalia and several hundred more in cash.

The DPD says that as the result of the investigation and subsequent findings, they were able to link Alise Martinez, who also reportedly lives at the Juniper Road residence, to drug sales as well.

Fransisco and Alise Martinez were both arrested and charged with various drug-related offenses and risk of injury to a child. Alise was later released for a cash bond, while Francisco is currently being held for a cash bond pending release or arraignment.


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