POLK COUNTY — On Dec. 14, detectives from the Polk Interagency Narcotics Team concluded a five-month long investigation into the illegal distribution of heroin and methamphetamine.
The investigation concluded with a traffic stop by the Oregon State Police in Salem, where investigators seized a total of $31,229 in cash, 1,572.1 grams (3.4 pounds) of methamphetamine, 0.9 grams of cocaine and a residue amount of heroin from Felipe Rodriguez and Ronald Selby.
The investigation also led to the seizure of five safes in which investigators seized 9 mm, 40 caliber and 44 caliber ammunition, drug records, drug use paraphernalia and a shirt for concealed carry of a firearm.
No firearms were seized as a result of the investigation. The following subjects were arrested and charged with the following crimes:
Felipe Rodriguez Jr., 33, possession of methamphetamine — super-substantial quantity; possession of cocaine; delivery of methamphetamine — super-substantial quantity; two counts of delivery of heroin — substantial quantity; possession of heroin — substantial quantity; and probation violation.
Ronald Selby, 48, possession of methamphetamine — super-substantial quantity; and delivery of methamphetamine — super-substantial quantity.
Monique Somora, 33, hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence.
Jesse Ayala, 48, possession of heroin.
POINT is a cooperative effort between law enforcement agencies within Polk County with a mission to directly impact the negative effects of unlawful activities involving controlled substances within all jurisdictions of the Polk County community. POINT member agencies include the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, Monmouth Police Department, Independence Police Department, Dallas Police Department and the Polk County District Attorney’s Office.
Other agencies that assisted POINT with this investigation include the Salem Police Street Crimes Unit, Dallas Police Department and Polk County Sheriff’s Office.