Elida man arrested on drug charges

PNT Staff Report

Officers from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and the Region V Task Force arrested an Elida man Monday on drug trafficking charges, according to a RCSO news release.

Antonio Navarette, 41, of Elida was arrested on first-degree felony charges of trafficking cocaine (second offense) and possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted, Navarette could face up to 18 years in prison.

Navarette was out on release from a prior trafficking charge and confined to his home with an ankle monitor at the time of his arrest, according to the release.

Officers received a tip that a large amount of cocaine was being kept inside Navarette’s residence at 1004 Main in Elida, according to the release.

Officers went to the residence and obtained a consent to search from Navarette and located approximately 2 1/2 ounces of suspected cocaine in a glass vase inside the residence. A warrant was obtained and other suspected drug paraphernalia also was seized, according to the release.

Navarette was booked into Roosevelt County Detention Center, where he remains under a $50,000 bond.

Officers estimate the street value of the suspected cocaine at $7,000.