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Loaded handgun, drugs recovered at Auburn home after suspect released

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A 33-year-old Auburn woman, Anna C. Colonnese, was arrested again on Friday, January 15th, following a second search of her residence by the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force and the Auburn Police Department.

This is the same location where a drug raid was conducted on January 3rd.

During the second search, authorities recovered a loaded handgun, 165.6 grams of fentanyl, 9.5 grams of cocaine, 14.4 grams of molly, and $1,600 in U.S. currency. Colonnese was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Colonnese was charged with felony drug possession counts on January 3rd after a traffic stop and subsequent search of her residence. However, due to recent changes in the law regarding bail eligibility, she was released from custody following arraignment.

This time, with the weapons charge added to the second arrest, Colonnese was kept in custody at the Cayuga County Jail after her arraignment on Saturday morning in the centralized arraignment court. Ralph A. Principio, 40, who was living with Colonnese and was also in the car for the Jan. 3 incident, was held at the time. He was charged with a weapons possession felony, and was also wanted on other charges in another county. He is currently in custody at the Ontario County Jail.

The first search conducted at 11 Madison Ave. on Jan. 3 uncovered about 243 grams of heroin, 96 grams of cocaine, and 417 grams of a dangerous substance commonly referred to as molly, suspected LSD, U.S. currency, and a muzzle loader style gun. The approximate street value of the recovered illicit drugs is $48,000.

Provided: Anna C. Colonnese