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Felony drug charge dropped against Alexandria man

A charge of felony controlled substance crime in the first degree against Francisco Jorge-Salgado, 46, was dropped for the reason of prosecutorial discretion.

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ALEXANDRIA — A felony drug charge was dropped against an Alexandria man last week.

A charge of felony controlled substance crime in the first degree against Francisco Jorge-Salgado, 46, was dropped for the reason of prosecutorial discretion.

Jorge-Salgado had been charged in Douglas County District Court following a search at a residence in Alexandria on Feb. 3, 2021.

According to the statement of probable cause, agents had previously conducted controlled buys through the use of a confidential informant and observed that the target would obtain methamphetamine from the residence before selling it to the confidential informant.

The Douglas County SWAT team executed a search warrant and took Jorge-Salgado and Brigette Reah Dooley into custody, the statement read.

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In total, $4,078 and 111.3 grams of a white crystalline substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine was seized, the statement read.

Agents also located bills with matching serial numbers to bills used in a controlled buy on Feb. 2, 2021, the statement read.

In a Mirandized statement to agents, Dooley stated that Jorge-Salgado was selling narcotics out of the residence, the statement of probable cause read.

Dooley was convicted of two petty misdemeanor drug charges in Douglas County District Court in April 2021, from charges filed in February 2021.

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