Suspected Drug Dealers Arrested, Homes Raided in Orangevale

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Photo of the drugs seized in Wednesday’s operation. Courtesy: Folsom Police


A two-month investigation resulted in the arrest of two suspected drug dealers, Folsom Police announced Friday.

The arrests happened on Wednesday, according to a release from Folsom Police.

That day, Folsom Police’s Special Investigation Unit, along with the Sacramento Sheriff’s HITDA team, served a search warrant to a home near Walnut and Twin Lakes Avenues in Orangevale and uncovered a large quantity of meth, heroin and cash.

Investigators had narrowed in to the home after looking into 45-year-old Orangevale resident Edward W. Soellner. He is suspected of supplying meth to Folsom and Orangevale.

Throughout the course of the investigation, detectives also identified 23-year-old Santa Ysidro resident Francisco DeJesus Diaz-Perez as Soellener’s supplier.

While detectives were at Soellner’s home along Walnut Avenue, Diaz-Perez showed up with a pound of crystal meth. A search of Diaz-Perez’ car found more meth, $1,680 in cash and evidence of drug sales.

Detectives then got a search warrant for Diaz-Perez’ apartment along Verner Avenue and found about five and half pounds of crystal meth, four pounds of black tar heroin and over $13,000 in cash.

The street value of the drugs amounts around $112,800, police say.

Soellner and Diaz-Perez were arrested and both face possession for sale of drugs for sale charges. Diaz-Perez faces further charges of transportation of drugs and possession of a false compartment in a motor vehicle to hide drugs.


Soellner and Diaz-Perez’ booking photos.

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