The Berkeley Police Department and California Highway Patrol arrested a Richmond drug trafficker suspected of supplying Berkeley dealers with significant quantities of crack cocaine last week.
Arness Frazier, 35, was arrested Thursday outside his Richmond apartment. Officers found more than nine ounces of base cocaine in his home, which equates to more than 2,500 individual crack rocks with an estimated street value of $25,000.
The search also uncovered a .38-caliber pistol and 3.3 grams of powdered cocaine.
Frazier was charged with felony possession of a gun and possession of crack and powder cocaine with intent to sell.
“He is considered a major drug supplier in that he is above mid-level and he only sells quantities,” police spokesperson Lt. Cynthia Harris said.