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DNA analysis links Delavan man to baggie of crack cocaine

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Pedro Oliveira Jr.
June 3, 2010
— A Delavan man stands accused of owning a bag containing 16.8 grams of crack cocaine after DNA analysis linked him to the bag left in a gutter near the Elkhorn Police Department.

Floyd A. Bradley III, 24, appeared in court Wednesday, charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine. He faces up to 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines if convicted.


According to the criminal complaint:


Bradley was being transported to the Elkhorn police station last year for a citation when, after he passed by, a detective parked by the station noticed a bag in a gutter containing two off-white pieces of crack. The detective said the bag had not been there moments earlier when hed first arrived at the police department.


Officers looked for Bradley, who had already left the building. Officers found him at an Elkhorn bar having a beer. Bradley denied owning the crack and refused to submit a DNA sample without a warrant.


An Elkhorn Police Department sergeant spoke with a bartender at the establishment and asked her to set aside the bottle Bradley had been drinking from. Once Bradley left the bar, the sergeant picked up the bottle.


Elkhorn officers sent the beer bottle and the plastic bag of crack to the State Crime Lab in Milwaukee. Reports showed there was DNA from two individuals on the bag, one of which matched Bradley.


Bradley is being held on a $5,000 cash bond. His is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Friday, June 11.



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