Two arrested, charged in Ocean View drug bust

  • EDWARD ASUNCION

  • CECILIO ASUNCION

Police arrested and charged a pair of men with numerous offenses after the execution of a search warrant Wednesday off Coconut Drive in Ocean View allegedly turned up drugs and firearms.

Edward Asuncion, 64, is charged with first- and second-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, and Cecilio Asuncion, 72, is charged with first- and second-degree commercial promotion of marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm with intent to facilitate commission of a felony, and six counts of prohibited possession of a firearm.

According to police, officers recovered 11.1 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 176.9 grams of dried marijuana, 56 marijuana plants, a .30-06 rifle, a .22 caliber rifle, a .357 caliber revolver and 19 rounds of ammunition.

Bail was set at $55,250 for Cecilio Asuncion and $15,000 for Edward Asuncion.

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