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City woman faces drug counts

An Altoona woman is facing drug charges after police discovered a large amount of drugs and cash in her bedroom while investigating a lead into her relative’s whereabouts, court documents stated.

Rosaurora C. Cooper, 38, was arraigned Monday by Magisterial District Judge Ben Jones on a felony charge of possession with the intent to deliver, and two lesser crimes, according to court documents.

Police arrived at Cooper’s residence Friday during an investigation into the burglary of Fiore True Value, 5514 Sixth Ave.

An informant told police a firearm used by Louis Colon, Cooper’s relative, on April 7 was located in the house, along with items allegedly stolen from True Value, court documents stated.

Cooper told police she was dating one of the men accused of burglarizing the hardware store, and the two shared a bedroom where several safes were located, police reported.

Upon opening the safes, police discovered nearly $5,000 in cash, which Cooper said she saved from her weekly checks as well as about 50 grams of methamphetamine and 63 grams of marijuana, a criminal complaint stated.

Cooper was released on unsecured bail of $25,000, and her preliminary hearing is scheduled for

May 26 with Jones, court documents stated.

Mirror Staff Writer Ike Fredregill is at 814-946-7458.

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