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Warrant Issued for Man Accused of Selling Cocaine

A warrant has been issued for Norberto Avendado-Cano for allegedly selling cocaine in the villages of Caledonia and Mount Pleasant and the City of Racine.

A $50,000 warrant has been issued for the arrest of Norberto Avendado-Cano, 22, of Milwaukee.

Cano - who has at least three aliases - was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with two felony counts of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, subsequent offense. If convicted, he faces up to 65 years in prison and/or up to $200,000 in fines. Because he is a repeat offender, Cano could get additional time tacked on to his sentence.

According to the criminal complaint, a Special Agent with the Department of Justice was working with a confidential informant who identified Cano as a supplier of cocaine. The agent worked with the CI to set up a buy on May 16, 2012 at the Mobile station at 7-Mile Road and I-94, which went off as planned.

Police say Cano sold the CI an ounce of cocaine for $760.00.

Then, reports indicate, agents set up another buy on August 30, this time at Quarry Park in Mount Pleasant. For this operation, the buy was supposed to be for an ounce of cocaine and some methamphatamine, but Cano was ready to sell two ounces of cocaine instead for $1,600.

Buying two ounces of cocaine doesn't come cheap; the CI was given $1,300, but was still short $300, the complaint reads. Agents provided the rest of the money, so Cano met the informant at the Stone Corral restaurant on Rapids Drive in the City of Racine to complete the transaction.

If anyone has information about Cano's whereabouts, they can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-888-636-9330, email:http://racine.crimestoppersweb.com, or text message: RACS to 274637(CRIMES).

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