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Apr-10-2008 16:10printcomments

Two Illegal Immigrants Among Those Arrested During Meth Sweep

Marion County Meth Strike Force Meth Investigation results in arrests, drug, cash & vehicle seizures.

Meth and cash seized during raid in Oregon, 4-10-08
Photo of part of what police seized. Photo: Salem PD

(SALEM, Ore.) - Marion County's Meth Strike Force detectives say they concluded a three month long drug investigation early this morning. Several people were arrested and meth and money were seized from several residences.

Salem Police Lt. Jim Anglemier says the investigation began with information revealed during traffic stop. During the investigation, nearly four pounds of crystal methamphetamine was seized. Police place the street value of the meth at $90,000.

Anglemier says four search warrants were served today and twelve "knock & talk" contacts were made at residences in Salem, Keizer, Woodburn and Beaverton.

"Detectives seized over $51,000 in cash, 2.9 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, two vehicles, and other drug paraphernalia" he said.

An 8-year old child was also taken into protective custody and released to staff of the Deptartment of Human Services.

Assisting the Meth Strike Force were Detectives from Keizer Police Dept., Marion Co. Sheriff's Office, Marion Co. Parole & Probation, Polk Co. Interagency Narcotics Team, Salem Police Dept., Westside Interagency Narcotics Team, Woodburn Police Dept. and Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Five suspects were arrested, charged and booked into the Marion County Jail. The suspects were identified as:

30-year old Gilberto Castro-Ordinola of Salem is charged with Racketeering, $40,000 bail, and 8 counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance-Meth, $4 million bail, 4 counts of Felony Driving While Suspended with $160,000 bail and for a Parole Violation Warrant (Assault II) with no bail.

31-year old Patricia Guzman-Soto of Salem faces charges of Racketeering, for which there is an associated $40,000 bail, 2 counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance:-Meth with $1 million bail. 27-year old Jaime Hernandez-Limon of Salem faces charges of Racketeering which has a $40,000 bail amount, and two counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance:-Meth, with $1 million bail.

43-year old Delores Castro-Ordinola of Salem is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance:-Meth and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. Police say she was cited & released.

31-year old Alejandro Cabera-Medel of Keizer faces charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance:-Meth with $500,000 bail, and Distribution of a Controlled Substance:-Meth, with bail listed at $500,000.

Police say two of the suspects, Gilberto Castro-Ordinola and Alejandro Cabera-Medel are previously deported felons.




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It's not just mexican's July 18, 2008 2:17 am (Pacific time)

The only problem we have in the usa is Meth it doesnt matter what race is selling it we only get to see the mexican's in the media but Im sure like any other illegal act all races are involved.My step dad is a hard working man who came illegal and then worked hard and got his papper's as do million's of other good mexican's so please dont bash on the race .And if more citizen's would get involved with there nieghbor's we could help atleast slow this down...Nieghborhood Watch if you dont have it start it on your block..Do your part...


Charlie April 19, 2008 8:47 am (Pacific time)

The below article is not all that typical, in fact it's far worse in many other states. Many more Americans have been killed by illegals than during our armed conflicts in the last nearly 6 plus years. This is serious business folks. "Illegal Hispanics account for 18 percent of drunken-driving arrests in North Carolina, while making up less than 7 percent of the state’s population, according to a study from the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center aired in WRAL’s documentary “Focal Point: Crossing the Line.” The study also showed that Hispanics involved in car crashes were 2.5 times more likely to be drunk than white drivers and three times more likely to be drunk than black drivers. In the three cases listed above, each of the accused drunken drivers had extensive contact with the judicial system – but had managed to elude the immigration system until these incidents."


Wally April 16, 2008 12:07 pm (Pacific time)

I have been a member of the American Legion for 44 years. I was 23 when I went into the Marines, right after graduating from OSU. I also am a Life Member of Disabled American Veterans. I am in full support of the American Legion's policy on illegal immigration, as are the majority of U.S. citizens. My wife is hispanic (from Spain) and became natualized in 1961. She can trace family ancestory to the southwest going back over 450 years. This was an area settled and developed by the Spanish (not Mexicans!), who were often quite ruthless, as were all different types of groups back then. In fact they still are, maybe even worse when you look at the LA area. My wife, like all of our hispanic friends are firmly in favor of enforcing our immigration laws. This has nothing to do with racism, this has everything to do with preserving just what America is. The vast majority of crime and violence that is going on out there is far and away disproportionately being done by illegals. If they were not here, those crimes would not have happened. As more and more self-deport (and are deported), the crime rate will go down and free up our jail space so we can put those criminals in jail for the less violent crimes and in due time maybe get back to a safer country that we had prior to the mid 1960's. I predict that by this September both major presidential candidates will be on record for increasing ICE deportations, as will most of those running for congress. The economy and current energy prices will be the primary incentive for enforcing immigration laws on a larger scale. Nothing will stop this from happening, nor should there be.


Hanson April 15, 2008 9:26 am (Pacific time)

Veterans organizations like the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and so many more, all have memberships that not only are comprised of different races and creeds, but also different political viewpoints. What binds the membership of these organizations, besides having served in America's military, is the desire to help their fellow citizens. Some of you may have even played American Legion baseball, or been a benificiary of many other charitable causes by these veteran organizations. No political party dictates to these organizations nor can these organizations endorse political candidates, but the individual members certainly can. It's unfortunate that the below poster must use demonizing verbiage to diminish these veterans organizations. Please take the time to go to the below referenced link in my previous post to simply receive a different perspective than what Ghost of Pedro has provided. Deciding which is superior, facts or histrionic misinformation is a no brainer. Once again this is not a race issue and to demonize our veterans as some type of ignorant followers is nothing more than an egregious insult to these fine Americans.


Ghost of Pedro Alvarado April 15, 2008 8:44 am (Pacific time)

Does the American Legion still endorse torture as well? I quit being a member the day a magazine showed up at my door with a man's hands shackled in chains and a caption which read, "Why Not Torture." Remember that only sick evil barbarians think in such terms. What is it about veterans support that equates to paranoia and nationalism at the border? The minutemen are a sorry little group of rich white guys who don't have enough to do and God knows they would rather "track people down" than just take their wealth and help people. I don't think God likes the minutemen one bit, not one iota, because we are all God's people and national invisible borders enacted by wars and human greed are only in your minds. I hope you all realize that the reason you age faster than you should, is because your hearts are full of fear and hate and you will die sooner than you have to in this life and look worse in the process because you choose to make THIS be what is important. I know you get attention away from the pathetic war you supported along with old Alfred E. Newman the prez., but it only goes so far. Take a breath, only associate yourselves with the American Legion if they are anti-torture ( I think they came around on that one)

You know it is so sad to think of the way these vets are influenced by the GOP. It is a sham and most of those vets were just kids when they went into the military. You aren't kids any longer, be men and only stand up for what is right. Bashing people who want to pick your fruit and vegetables and improve their lives in the process are not a problem in this society.


Hanson April 15, 2008 8:24 am (Pacific time)

The below web address provides a number of links that acknowledges a major organizations viewpoint on illegal immigration: "The American Legion." It currently has less than 4 million members but it still has considerable political influence and it intends to unite with other veterans organizations/groups and have the future presidential candidates and others running for congress to go on public record regarding their positions on illegal immigration this upcoming late summer and early fall. Needless to say when some have called those groups on our borders relaying info to the Border Patrol (like the Minutemen) that they are vigilantes or worse, well calling members of this influential veterans organization the same thing or something similar will probably generate a surge in membership. One again the link below will simply allow you to educate yourself on what many of our veterans would like to see done concerning this issue. I hope people realize that for the Legion, this is certainly not a race issue and the Legion has members that are of all races and creeds. http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/2008/04/american-legion-tackles-immigration.html


James April 14, 2008 6:07 pm (Pacific time)

Wanting our laws enforced to assure our soverignty has nothing to do with skin color, religion, astrological sign or any other factors, just plain and simple, we demand that our laws be enforced. These laws were made by us, the American people, now we have some yahoos in power who are ignoring the vast statistical majority of Americans. This country is overburdened with people, and as the numbers increase and our scarce resources continue to dimish, then who knows what will happen? My guess is that it will not be peaceful. I know a lot of people who are looking at Arizona and their new laws. It is expected that the far left 9th Circuit will overturn there current law(s), but it will then be quickly overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. Frankly that is what the elected officals are hoping for so they have political cover. This May 1st may turn out to be a real watershed point in our illegal alien mess. To call our desire to enforce our laws racist is backfiring, as are all race card playing. Cry Wolf!


Ghost of Pedro Alvarado April 14, 2008 2:27 pm (Pacific time)

The funny thing is that most people know you guys are making it up as you go. You don't have a right to prevail because of your damned skin color, as much as it bothers you. Hispanics have always been here and we will grow in number. The good white people who are not bigots are great, and most understand that people are trying to feed their kids. You characters could care less if kids eat if they are brown, you would probably go right ahead and admit for that matter, so everyone reading your words is embarrassed without a doubt, bunch of frickin' whiny cry babies, at best. I came back to see if people reacted to what I said and could have predicted these lame repetitive statements from a kilometer away.


Randy April 14, 2008 1:54 pm (Pacific time)

Hey pedro I am trying to have a better life..But illegals have stolen jobs from me in construction.. Also they have lowered my wages to what they were in the late 1980's.. I say deport them all.. We all need to get on the phone and call our elected officials and get our laws enforced.. I call 3 times a week..


James April 14, 2008 8:02 am (Pacific time)

Ghost of Pedro---so do you think your below statement paints you as both a racist and a Marxist? Also it is your belief that those "Americans" who want our laws enforced have some kind of character defect? Can you name some country on the planet that is completely "open border?" If you can, then how's life going in those locations? Also what's your view on the concept that we live in a world with "limited resources?" So what's the 3rd world population growth rate? What is the birthrate of American citizens? What is the birthrate of those living here illegally? We simply cannot handle uncontrolled population growth anymore. Riots over gas rationing would pale to those over food rationing, and we are just two two bad agricultural harvest periods away from that. Look at the grain shortages happening now in the majority of the 3rd world. As per Pedro:"We all have a tendency to be racist, it is natural to some degree, but fight it and speak out against it! Rallying against "illegal" immigrants will only raise your blood pressure, think of more positive things and know from this story that the police are busting these people. As for the "return" visits of these two men; that speaks to the stupidity of building "border fences" and shows that only stimulating the world's economy (i.e. take from the greedy rich and give to the poor) will truly correct our problems."


conservative April 13, 2008 6:12 pm (Pacific time)

Ghost of Pedro, here we go again. They are here to make a better life for their kids. What a crack. I'm tired of these illegal coming in to our Country and raping our children and women, committing crimes, stealing the future of our American Children. They come in here with diseases and our State and Federal Government does nothing about it. The women pop out their babies every year and my tax dollars are paying for these low life people. They get medical care paid for by the American peoples hardworking tax dollars. So, stop with the sob stories and look at the truth how much money we spend on these illegals every year. Schools, medical, welfare etc. Now please, the American people want their Country back. We want to hear English as the first language and not "push 1 for English". Go home where you belong. Come to this Country legally like the rest of the immigrants. Then we will love you otherwise GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR COUNTRY.


Ghost of Pedro Alvarado April 10, 2008 4:48 pm (Pacific time)

There is no "truth" to illegal immigration as you suggest, people know it exists and many wish it didn't, but there is no "truth" to it that people don't realize, but that isn't even the main place where you lose credibility Brittanicus, you lose it by analogizing this drug bust to sex abuse, rape, etc.  Everyone please remember that most people from south of the border are just trying to have a better life, that's it. I see hundreds of employed people every day of Hispanic descent and I know race has nothing to do with it, maybe Brittanicus even may agree on that, maybe not... but FEAR is his tool and he wants you to be scared. Don't buy it! We all have a tendency to be racist, it is natural to some degree, but fight it and speak out against it! Rallying against "illegal" immigrants will only raise your blood pressure, think of more positive things and know from this story that the police are busting these people. As for the "return" visits of these two men; that speaks to the stupidity of building "border fences" and shows that only stimulating the world's economy (i.e. take from the greedy rich and give to the poor) will truly correct our problems.


Brittanicus April 10, 2008 4:34 pm (Pacific time)

Don't complain do something yourself....? America has been invaded by a third world country mentality, where its okay to violate young children, rape women and murder indiscriminately? This is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, because unless you dig deep on the Internet., you will never find out how nationwide these heinous crimes happen? These abominations are suppressed by the national media each day, who care not to mention the criminal travesty perpetrated on innocent citizens. Jails are crammed with illegal foreign nationals and it remains difficult for small counties to feed and house them. If only our public servants in Washington, or the spineless Mayors, city managers had the guts of Lou Dobbs, Governor Don Carcieri, Tom Tancredo, Senator Wicker and very few others to fight the illegal immigration war. As a Democrat I watch Lou every afternoon and learn about the impact upon our nations economy. California as an example is in a real chaos, concerning it's pandering to the special interest lobby. Assemblywoman Mimi Walters, a Republican from Oceanside, said illegal immigrants are costing California taxpayers an estimated $9 billion each year. The governor has ordered the release of 22.000 inmates, who are considered low-risk; low danger to the public. America cannot afford to enact another AMNESTY? The ramifications are unthinkable on each states economy? Taxpayers will have to support even more illegal immigrants as the word gets out and millions more will pour into our nation. Keep calling your Democratic Congressmen today to co-author THE SAVE ACT! Toll free numbers include 18778516437 and 18662200044, or call toll 12022243121 AND REGISTER YOUR OUTRAGE at ongoing efforts to keep our country from enforcing its immigration laws! Democrat lawmakers are the real culprits, because their holding back their vote in Congress. They know that the new president will sign into law a massive AMNESTY, giving the 12 to 20 million illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. Democrats who believe in enforcement must register their outrage with their representative. Find out the raw truth about illegal immigration. NUMBERSUSA! LIBERTY POST! AMERICAN PATROL!

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