FOLSOM, Calif. - A two-month operation by the Folsom Police Department netted two suspected drug dealers and a substantial amount of illegal narcotics Wednesday.
Spokesman Andrew Bates of the Folsom Police Dept. said the investigation led police to suspect Edward W. Soellner, 45, of Orangevale, as a supplier of methamphetamine to residents in Orangevale and Folsom. Investigative efforts also identified Francisco DeJesus Diaz-Perez, 23, of Santa Ysidro as Soellner's supply source.
On Wednesday, a team comprised of the Folsom Police Department's Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and the Sacramento Sheriff's Department HITDA team arrived at Soellner's home on the 5600 block of Walnut Ave. to serve a search warrant.
According to Bates, the search of Soellner's home returned an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine, $1,680 in cash and evidence of drug sales, said Bates.
While serving the warrant, Diaz-Perez arrived at the residence to deliver a quarter pound of meth, said Bates.
Police then obtained a warrant to search an apartment on the 6400 block of Verner Ave. which Diaz-Perez was believed to be using for storage, weighing and packaging of drugs, Bates said.
During the search of the apartment, authorities located approximately 5.5 pounds of meth, almost four pounds of black tar heroin and more than $13,000 in cash, Bates said.
In total, $112,800 worth of drugs were recovered from both properties during the operation, according to police.
Soellner was booked into the Sacramento County Jail on a charge of possession for sale of a controlled substance.
Diaz-Perez was booked on charges of possession for sale of a controlled substance, transportation of a controlled substance, and the possession of a false compartment in a vehicle to conceal controlled substances.