$700K worth of drugs, 26 firearms confiscated from Salem home; 2 arrested
SALEM Ore. (KPTV) – Two Salem residents are in police custody after a multi-agency investigation led to the discovery of large amounts of drugs and guns, the Salem Police Department announced Wednesday.
Leonel Covarrubias Hernandez, 45, and Silvia Rodriguez Diaz, 50, were taken into custody during a Tuesday traffic stop, police said. While searching their vehicle, detectives reportedly discovered two loaded handguns, plastic bags containing fentanyl pills and US currency.
A search warrant was obtained and investigators began collecting evidence at the home shared by Hernandez and Diaz in the 2700 block of High Street Southeast.
Investigators recovered the following:
- $63,274 US currency
- 29.2 pounds of methamphetamine
- 15.1 pounds of cocaine
- 12.3 pounds of fentanyl pills, or approximately 55,000 pills
- 2.4 pounds of heroin
- 26 firearms
- One 3D printer
Police estimate the total cost of all seized narcotics is just under $700,000.
Hernandez and Diaz are currently lodged at the Multnomah County Jail pending federal drug-trafficking charges by the US Attorney’s Office District of Oregon.
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