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Drugs, Firearms, Cash Seized Related to Drug Investigation in Lincoln and Marion Counties
05/20/2008
Detective John Meister
Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division
Lincoln County Interagency Narcotics Team
Office: (541) 265-5354 ext. 234

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A drug-related investigation originating with a traffic stop last week in Lincoln County led officers to Marion County and has resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, cash, firearms and other evidence. To this date, five people have been arrested and the public is being asked to help provide information regarding a person wanted in connection with the investigation by members of the Lincoln County Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT).
 
A previous news release provided information about the investigation that originated in Lincoln County and led investigators to two Woodburn area residences. Following a May 14, 2008 traffic stop in the Toledo area and the arrest of two people, LINT members, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, and Oregon State Police arrested three other suspects the next day at Ellmaker State Park on Highway 20 east of Eddyville. Approximately 5 ounces of methamphetamine and suspected forged identification were seized and three suspects from the Gervais-area were taken into custody. Lodged in Lincoln County Jail on drug-related charges were OMAR DIAZ ESPINO, age 33; YOLANDA YBARRA PEREZ, age 43; and, ANAI DIAZ-LOZANO, age 25. Photographs of the three suspects arrested is provided with this news release.
 
The ongoing investigation led LINT members and officers from Lincoln County Sheriffs Office, Woodburn Police Department, and Marion County Sheriffs Office to serve a search warrant on May 15th at a 1500 George Street in Woodburn residence where they contacted an adult female and a 12-year old boy. That search led to the seizure of a quantity of methamphetamine, approximately $10,000 cash, and other evidence.
 
A suspect identified as RUBEN AGUILERA-GUTIERREZ, age 37, is known to be connected to the George Street address and has not been located. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call Oregon State Police Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888. A photograph of RUBEN AGUILERA-GUTIERREZ is provided with this news release.
 
Two additional search warrants were obtained and on May 16th LINT and officers from Woodburn Police Department and Marion County Sheriffs Office went to the residence of ESPINO and PEREZ at 735 5th St. in Gervais. Officers seized approximately $5,000 cash, numerous firearms including rifles, shotguns, handguns, ammunition, and suspected forged identification.
 
A second search warrant was served the same day by LINT and Marion County Sheriffs Office at a Woodburn area storage facility where officers seized firearms, ammunition, cockfighting equipment and other evidence.
 
LINT is continuing the investigation and more arrests are anticipated. A photograph of seized drugs, cash, firearms, and other evidence is provided with this news release.