Meth, cocaine, ecstasy seized as part of E. Burnside raids - KPTV - FOX 12

Meth, cocaine, ecstasy seized as part of E. Burnside raids

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From left: Shanan Queen, Ryan Darby, Dustin Silva From left: Shanan Queen, Ryan Darby, Dustin Silva

Three people were arrested after search warrants were served near 82nd and East Burnside on Friday, leading to the seizure of guns, drugs and cash.

SWAT teams raided two homes Friday morning as part of an ongoing investigation into white supremacist gangs suspected of dealing drugs and trafficking guns.

Police originally said seven people were detained. Of those, three were arrested. Three others were identified as juveniles and were placed in protective custody with the Department of Human Services.

One person was interviewed and released at the scene.

Investigators said they seized nine handguns, two rifles, $1,500 cash, methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy and 75 marijuana plants from the two homes.

Evidence photos: Raid leads to guns, drugs and arrests on Burnside

The three people arrested were identified as Ryan Darby, 23; Dustin Silva, 25; and Shanan Queen, 47. Darby and Silva are charged with parole violation, while Queen is facing charges of manufacture of marijuana, possession of meth, delivery for consideration of meth and felon in possession of a firearm.

All of the potential suspects are believed to be white supremacist gang members.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are expected.

The raids are tied to Operation White Christmas, which turned up 74 guns, 8 pounds of drugs, $50,000 in cash and 40 people facing charges in federal court late last year.

Since then, the sheriff's office has added six federal cases and four state cases, plus seized additional guns, meth and $4,000 in cash.


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