Man faces charges for allegedly trafficking cocaine near Hamilton Road

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comJuly 22, 2013 

A man faced charges of trafficking cocaine in Recorder's Court Monday after he was arrested near Hamilton Road Saturday.

Degarius Senior, 33, faced charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and giving a false name to an officer during a 9 a.m. Recorder's Court hearing. His case was heard by Judge Michael Cielinski.

Senior also has been charged with violation of parole and violation of probation. These charges were not addressed Monday.

Victoria Love, 27, was also charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Her charge was later dropped during the hearing.

An officer told the court that Senior and Love were stopped at the intersection of Hamilton and 33rd Street at about 3 p.m. Saturday. The reason for the traffic stop was not given.

After Senior was stopped, he gave a false name to officers, which led officers to search Love and Senior. While Love and Senior were being searched, officers found about 28 grams of crack cocaine.

During the 9 a.m. court hearing, Senior told the court that Love had "nothing to do with the drugs," and claimed full responsibility. Love's charge was dropped after Senior took full responsibility.

Judge Michael Cielinski said during the hearing that Senior has several prior convictions for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. His bond was set at $15,500.

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