OAKLAND (CBS SF) -- Police in the East Bay last month arrested a 68-year-old Oakland man suspected of dealing heroin, cocaine and marijuana from near the senior citizen housing where he lived.
Landry Daniels, 68, was arrested at about 6:45 p.m. on June 21 after undercover officers, who had received information from concerned citizens, saw him conducting suspected narcotics sales in the 4000 block of Emery Street in Emeryville, Oakland police Officer Gabriel Urquiza-Leibin wrote in a probable cause report.
Officers who searched Daniels' car found a plastic sandwich bag containing 14.1 grams of suspected cocaine that was broken down into small baggies and 5.6 grams of suspected black tar heroin that was also broken down into small baggies, according to Urquiza-Leibin.
Officers also found another plastic sandwich baggie containing 59 small baggies known as "dime" bags that are used to break down larger amounts of drugs into individual amounts for sales, Urquiza-Leibin wrote. In addition, officers found $471 in cash in Daniels' front left pocket.
Officers who served a search warrant at Daniels' unit at the Glen Brook Terrace senior housing complex at 4030 Panama Court in Oakland found 40 grams of suspected cocaine, 25.5 grams of suspected black tar heroin and 0.8 ounces of suspected marijuana, according to Urquiza-Leibin.
Police said the drugs they seized had a value of about $20,000.
Daniels was charged on June 23 with two felony counts each of possession for sale of a controlled substance and two counts of transportation of a controlled substance for sale.
Neighbors told KPIX 5 they noticed a lot of undesirable activity around the senior's home and said they're glad police caught him.
"It was really worrying I guess that in a supposedly really nice neighborhood like that stuff like this is still going on," said area resident Alexander King. "And it was also really frustrating because we had all this, like, proof and evidence that it was going on, but it took a while for police to actually catch anyone."
Prosecutors said Daniels had 14 felony convictions dating back to 1978. He has seven convictions for second-degree commercial burglary, two convictions for second-degree burglary, and one conviction each of petty theft with priors, receiving stolen property, second-degree burglary of a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana for sale.
Daniels is currently free on $60,000 bail. He is due back in court in late August.
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