$440K worth of drugs seized in Madison bust

2 men arrested

Two Madison men were arrested and $440,000 worth of drugs was seized in a bust of what Madison police are calling a high-level cocaine and marijuana trafficking case.

The Dane County Narcotics Task Force and other agencies set up surveillance Jan. 24 on two Madison homes, one in the 6500 block of Tottenham Road and another on Brompton Circle, and an apartment in Fitchburg in the 2900 block of Fish Hatchery Road. Police said they believed the apartment was a stash house where drugs were being kept.

That evening, police carried out a search warrant on the apartment after two men arrived. They were arrested without incident, police said.

Police said they seized 70 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of $356,000. In one of the men’s cars, police found 2 kilograms of cocaine worth $86,000, according to a release from Madison police.

Officers said more than $20,000 was seized from another vehicle connected to the suspects. At the Tottenham Road residence, two loaded handguns and two long guns were found along with a small amount of marijuana, according to the release.

Police also they also seized a scale, drug packaging, cellphones, ammunition and other evidence.

Santos A. Garcia-Partida, 33, and Luis Gerardo Hernandez-Hernandez, 24, were arrested on suspicion of for possession with intent to deliver cocaine and possession with intent to deliver marijuana.
The men could be tried in federal court.