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Kris Zocco faces drug charges, released on $5,000 bail

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A Milwaukee man questioned in the disappearance of a missing woman now faces drug charges. But he's also been released on bail.

38-year-old Kris Zocco posted $5,000 bail and walked out of the Milwaukee County jail early on Monday, October 21st.

Kris Zocco at Intake Court

Kris Zocco at Intake Court

On Sunday, Zocco was charged with five crimes relating to cocaine and marijuana allegations. A criminal complaint says a police investigator discovered the drug crimes when she was interviewing Zocco about the disappearance of 27-year-old Kelly Dwyer.

Dwyer was last seen October 10th eating at an East Side restaurant. The complaint against Zocco says he and Dwyer came to his apartment on Prospect and Lafayette to snort cocaine, as they had done before.

"There's no information and no allegations that he had anything to do with the disappearance," said Michael Levine, Zocco's attorney.

Levine says Zocco, a business executive at a Milwaukee relocation firm, is a stand-up guy. He is concerned with how Zocco is being portrayed now -- and plans to fight the drug charges.

As for the disappearance of Kelly Dwyer, Levine said, "The allegations in the complaint are that Miss Dwyer was at my client's apartment Thursday and her disappearance occurred on Friday. But I haven't seen any evidence at this point. I've only reviewed the criminal complaint."

FOX6 News mentioned Friday an unconfirmed report that Milwaukee police are focusing on a local landfill for their search. A spokesperson for Waste Management says they will not confirm nor deny that report.

All Milwaukee police will say is that Kelly Dwyer is still missing.