Sacto 9-1-1
August 16, 2013
Two arrested, drugs seized in Folsom police investigatIon

Soellner.jpgDiaz-Perez.jpgA two-month investigation by Folsom police detectives has culminated in the arrest of two men and seizure of a large quantity of methamphetamine, heroin and cash.

Arrested Wednesday were Edward W. Soellner (left photo), 45, of Orangevale, and Francisco DeJesus Diaz-Perez (right photo), 23, of San Ysidro.

The investigation had focused on Soellner, who is suspected of supplying methamphetamine to residents of Folsom and Orangevale, according to a Police Department news release. Diaz-Perez was allegedly the source of Soellner's supply.

The Folsom Police Department's Special Investigation Unit, with the assistance of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department's high intensity drug trafficking area team, served a search warrant at Soellner's residence in the 5600 block of Walnut Avenue. While officers were there, Diaz-Perez arrived to deliver a quarter pound of crystal methamphetamine to Soellner, police said.

A search of Diaz-Perez's vehicle, they said, revealed that it was equipped with a hidden compartment.

During the search of Soellner's home, detectives found methamphetamine, $1,680 in cah and evidence of drugs, officials said.

The detectives then obtained a search warrant for an apartment in the 6400 block of Verner Avenue, which Diaz-Perez allegedly was using to store, weigh and package narcotics for distribution. During the search, they located approximately 5.5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, almost 4 pounds of black tar heroin and more than $13,000 in cash. Officials said the seized drugs have a street value of $112,800.

Soellner was booked into Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of possession for sale of a controlled substance. Diaz-Perez was booked on suspicion of possession for sale of a controlled substance, transportation of a controlled substance and possession of a false compartment in a motor vehicle to conceal controlled substances.

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from sacbee.com. While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on sacbee.com and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.



About Sacto 9-1-1

Sacto 9-1-1 is a blog on crime and emergency services news in the Sacramento region.

Send feedback on Sacto 9-1-1 to Assistant Metro Editor Anthony Sorci at asorci@sacbee.com

Subscribe to Breaking News Alerts

Arrest Logs

Sacto 9-1-1 Q&A

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues. QUESTION: A couple of years ago, a Sacramento tax attorney named Roni Deutch was the target of an investigation by the California Department of Justice. She was accused of bilking clients out of millions and defying a court (Read More)

More Questions and Answers
See all the crime Q&As
Submit your question

April 2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      

Monthly Archives


Kim Minugh on Twitter

Follow "Kim_Minugh" on Twitter

Local Agencies on Twitter

Categories