Authorities: Over 25 pounds of cocaine and fentanyl seized from Bronx apartment

In total, members of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force discovered over 10 packages of drugs, including cocaine and fentanyl.

Heather Fordham and

News 12 Staff

May 13, 2024, 10:27 PM

Updated 16 days ago


Over 25 pounds of suspected fentanyl and cocaine and $100,000 in cash were found in an apartment in Spuyten Duyvil.
According to the office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York, members of the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force were executing an unrelated arrest warrant when they entered an apartment at 536 Kappock St. last Wednesday.
Authorities say the fugitive task force saw one man, Jonathan Corona, exiting a bedroom that a woman, Aracely Ortiz, was in. Later that day, the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force searched the two-bedroom home. A massive collection of narcotics and drug packaging equipment was found, according to authorities.
A safe inside a bedroom closet concealed three bricks of fentanyl and two bricks of cocaine, authorities say. Task force members say they also found six more bricks of cocaine, three jars of fentanyl, a money counter and 10 additional packages of a substance that has not been identified yet.
Ortiz, the subject of the initial arrest warrant, and Corona have been charged by the special narcotics prosecutor with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first and third degrees.

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