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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A recent drug bust in Rochester has led to more troubles for the suspect.

Authorities arrested 32-year-old Roberto Torres Nieves after a Valentine’s Day search of his home turned up 7.5 pounds of cocaine.

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Other evidence of drug dealing was found in the home located at 3783 Kenosha Dr. NW. 

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Nieves was there during the search and according to the criminal complaint, reportedly “acknowledged that he was going to be in trouble.” Nieves was charged with 2 felony drug charges and his bail was set at $250,000, which he posted.

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He is now facing a civil case connected to the drug bust. During the search, officers also seized $55,000 in cash, a gold watch and jewelry.

The Olmsted County Attorney’s Office has filed a court petition that seeks to retain possession of the cash and jewelry. A forfeiture petition has been filed in Olmsted County Court based on state seizure laws.

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An evidentiary hearing in the criminal case is scheduled for May 5th.

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