Siblings Luis Dellarosa and Norma Cardona of Northampton held on bail after denying cocaine trafficking charges
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NORTHAMPTON — Two Northampton siblings denied cocaine trafficking charges in court Tuesday and were ordered held on bail.
Luis Dellarosa, 37, and his sister, Norma Cardonna, 54, of 260 Main St., Apt. 1, each pleaded not guilty before Hampshire Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ford to charges of cocaine trafficking and conspiracy to violate drug laws.
Dellarosa was ordered held on the same $10,000 bail set at his arraignment in district court. Cardonna was ordered held on the $500 bail also set in the lower court, according to the court clerk’s office.
According to court records, the Northwestern District Attorney’s Anti-Crime Task Force executed a search warrant July 22 at the address where the two live.
During the search, about 60 grams of cocaine, $4,800 in cash, an electronic scale, baggies and other evidence were seized, according to prosecutors.
In arguing for bail, Assistant Northwestern District Attorney Jeremy Bucci cited prior convictions of both defendants including multiple assault and battery convictions for Dellarosa and convictions on charges of trespassing, possession of a Class B drug and prostitution for Cardona.
The two each face a minimum mandatory sentence of 3½ years on the conspiracy charges and up to 20 years on the trafficking charges, according to prosecutors. Dellarosa and Cardonna are due back in court Dec. 19.
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