Miami-Dade County

Miami police raid supermarket, find drugs, charge 4

Nerylis Bautista
Nerylis Bautista Miami-Dade Police

Miami police say more than food was being sold from the Crystal Supermarket. Four people, including the owner, are accused of trafficking drugs at the grocery, 405 NW 12th Ave.

Cops swooped in on Tuesday afternoon to search the place and make arrests.

Officers found 134.7 grams of cocaine, with a street value of more than $10,000, two firearms and $18,324.65 in cash, according to police.

Nerylis Bautista, 49, and Juan Villalonga, 46, were taken into custody and charged with armed trafficking in cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell.

Bautista, the owner of the supermarket, arrived during the search.

Officers had responded to tips that drug sales were taking place at the supermarket.

During the search, officers also charged Irene Estrada and Christina Trujillo.

Police say they found a small container of hash oil in Estrada’s purse and three plastic bags of cocaine inside Trujillo’s wallet.