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KEIZER, Ore. — Search warrants were served in the Oregon towns of Salem and Keizer Wednesday, part of a “long-term investigation into the distribution of Methamphetamine,” Keizer Police reports.

Keizer Police reports their effort netted $92,000 worth of meth, cocaine and cash.

“In 2010, Keizer Police detectives began an investigation into information that Mr. Cesar Leon-Barbosa, who owns Platinum Spa Auto Detail, was selling Methamphetamine from his business locations and was assisted by his brother, Mr. Jesus Leon-Barbosa,” according to a news release distributed Thursday by the Keizer Police Department.

Cash netted during a March 6, 2013, bust in Salem and Keizer, Ore. (KOIN)Drugs netted during a March 6, 2013, bust in Salem and Keizer, Ore. (Keizer Police)

 

Keizer detectives worked in cooperation with members of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Salem-Area Task Force and special agents with the Oregon Department of Justice.

Search warrants were issued at Platinum Spa Auto Detail at 3298 River Road North in Salem, a Platinum Spa Auto Detail at 2005 Lana Ave NE in Salem, and at 5270 Woodwind Court North in Keizer, Ore.

According to Keizer Police, “Mr. Samuel DeJesus Diaz-Zermeno was contacted as part of this investigation on March 6th and found to be in possession of one pound of Methamphetamine. During the course of the investigation, investigators recovered more than one and one half pounds of Methamphetamine, around one and a half ounces of cocaine as well as scales and more than $67,000 in cash.”

The street value for the controlled substances is estimated at $25,000.

All three men were subsequently booked into the Marion County Corrections Facility.

Samuel DeJesus Diaz-Zermeno of Salem now faces charges of Unlawful delivery of Methamphetamine (one pound) and Unlawful possession of Methamphetamine. His bail is set at $510,000.

Jesus Ubaldo Leon-Barbosa of Lafayette, Ore., faces charges of Unlawful delivery of Methamphetamine (two counts) and Unlawful possession of Methamphetamine (two counts).

Cesar Enrique Leon-Barbosa of Keizer faces charges of Unlawful delivery of Methamphetamine (five counts), Unlawful possession of Methamphetamine (five counts), Unlawful delivery of cocaine (two counts) and Unlawful possession of cocaine (two counts). His bail is set at $2,610,000.

“The investigation is still on-going,” Keizer Police reports, “and additional charges and additional arrests are expected.”

 

 

http://www.koinlocal6.com/news/local/story/Keizer-meth-bust/Q-lFtlxaY0WmjDevk_yV3w.cspx

 

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