KENNEWICK -- A 28-year-old Kennewick man has pleaded innocent to allegations he had drugs in his home when corrections officials stopped by to check on him.
Gerardo Guizar has a July 23 trial date for possession with intent to manufacture or deliver methamphetamine and one count each for possession of hydrocodone and marijuana.
Court documents show that officers with the state Department of Corrections conducted a home visit May 23. That's when Guizar was allegedly found with "a large amount" of marijuana and more than 100 grams of methamphetamine.
Kennewick police were called and got a search warrant to seize the drugs, court documents said. They also found hydrocodone pills in an unmarked bottle, a working digital scale, packaging material and $120 in cash, documents said.
In an interview with officers after his arrest, Guizar claimed he owned the drugs and the gym bag in which they were found, documents said.
Guizar is in jail on $50,000 bail.