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Two men held on charges of selling cocaine near Sandwich High School

Published: Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 11:15 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 11:27 p.m. CDT
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Ernesto P. Medina, 38, of Sandwich, was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.
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Elier A. Valdiviezo, 22, of Sandwich, was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

SANDWICH – Two Sandwich men are due in court Tuesday on allegations they sold cocaine near Sandwich High School, court records show.

Ernesto P. Medina, 38, of the 300 block of Wilshire Street, and Elier A. Valdiviezo, 22, of the 300 block of East Wentworth Drive, were both charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Valdiviezo also was charged with unlawful delivery of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Police said he sold less than a gram of cocaine and between 10 and 30 grams of marijuana Aug. 12, while Medina is accused of selling between one and 15 grams of cocaine July 30, according to court records.

Bond for both men was set at $100,000.

If convicted of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, Medina could face between six and 30 years in prison, and Valdiviezo could face between four and 15 years in prison.

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