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Kris Zocco pleads not guilty to drug charges in court Monday

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- There is still no word as to the whereabouts of 27-year-old Kelly Dwyer. Police again on Monday, October 28th searched a Menomonee Falls landfill for evidence in the Dwyer case. Meanwhile, on Monday, one of the last people to see Dwyer before her disappearance, 38-year-old Kris Zocco, appeared in court on drug charges.

Zocco was taken into custody on drug charges on October 17th. The charges came to light during the investigation into Dwyer’s whereabouts when officials found drugs and drug paraphernalia at Zocco’s home.

Zocco was officially charged with five different drug related counts including keeping a drug house, intent to deliver a controlled substance, and possession of cocaine.

Then, on October 24th, Zocco was arrested again, at his parent’s residence in Richfield.

Zocco was charged with 17 counts of child pornography. Police uncovered approximately 23 videos in Zocco’s apartment — some containing children as young as 2 to 3 years old.

In court on Monday, a Milwaukee Police detective investigating Dwyer's disappearance spoke about her interview with Zocco regarding the time he last saw Dwyer.

"He said she partied with him. Those are the words he used. That consisted of doing lines of cocaine. He said they may have smoked a bong, which meant marijuana -- in a pipe used to smoke marijuana and that they were going to have drinks," the detective said.

The detective said while executing a search warrant on October 16th, police found cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills and drug paraphernalia at Zocco's apartment.

However, Zocco's attorney says they plan to fight the charges.

"There's been no evidence presented to substantiate charges of keeper of a drug house or possession with intent," Zocco's attorney, Michael Levine said.

FOX6 News learned late Monday night that Zocco posted his $25,000 bail. However, he remained in custody Monday night -- but could be released as early as Tuesday.

Kelly Dwyer remains missing. On Monday, billboards were put up across the Milwaukee area featuring Dwyer's photo.

Anyone with information in Dwyer's case is asked to contact Milwaukee police.