A former Carroll resident accused of drug trafficking is scheduled for trial in District Court for Carroll County later this summer. Thirty-four-year-old Israel Alvarado, of Ricketts, faces one count of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana, a class D felony. The charge stems from an incident in July of 2016 in which the Carroll Police Department executed a search warrant at his home in the 500 block of North Grant Road. While at the home, officers located four separate bags containing approximately 62.5 grams of marijuana. He was taken into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant on Monday, June 25. Alvarado has entered a not guilty plea to the charge, and a jury trial is slated to begin on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the Carroll County Courthouse. If found guilty, he faces up to five years in prison and a maximum of $7,500 in fines. A pretrial conference is slated for Thursday, Aug. 23 to determine if the case will be resolved be plea agreement, be dismissed or proceed to trial.
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