June 16, 2012 12:25Attachment: VIEW FILES
On Wednesday June 13, 2012, investigators from the Portland Police Bureau Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) were conducting follow-up on a recent heroin overdose investigation.
Investigators contacted the resident of 6624 Southeast 72nd Avenue and obtained consent to search his vehicle and residence.
Investigators recovered approximately four (4) pounds of heroin, one (1) pound of cocaine, one (1) pound of methamphetamine, $180,000 in cash, two (2) handguns, and two (2) vehicles, a 2003 Honda Odyssey van and a 2003 Dodge Caravan. Additionally, investigators recovered various scales, packaging material and other evidence to suggest that the suspect was heavily involved in drug trafficking.
Uniquely, investigators recovered several fire extinguishers that appear to have been used to smuggle narcotics into Oregon from California.
The estimated street value of the narcotics is $120,000.
33-year-old David Caserez-Arredondo was arrested and charged with Delivery, Possession and Manufacturing of Heroin, Cocaine and Methamphetamine, and Money Laundering.
This investigation started on June 4, 2012, when Portland Police responded to a Southeast Portland home on the report of a death. Investigators determined that a 22-year-old woman died of a heroin overdose.
Caserez-Arredondo was booked into the Multnomah County Jail.
Attachment: VIEW FILES
Sgt. Pete Simpson