Salem couple busted for 7 lbs of meth, guns, lab

Lisandro Sanchez and Cheryl Purcell were arrested on several charges related to a methamphetamine bust. (Oregon State Police)
Lisandro Sanchez and Cheryl Purcell were arrested on several charges related to a methamphetamine bust. (Oregon State Police)

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — A couple is in custody after seven pounds of methamphetamine, seven guns and a back yard meth lab were seized by Salem Police.

Lisandro Sanchez, 23, and girlfriend Cheryl Purcell, 24, were arrested after a canine team detected drugs at a traffic stop.

In one of the vehicle’s compartments, 6.5 pounds of methamphetamine were found, giving the go-ahead for a search warrant at Sanchez’s house at 2270 Hyde St. SE in Salem.

There, members of the Tillamook Narcotics Team found another half pound of methamphetamine, seven guns — two of which were reported stolen — and a meth lab in the backyard shed.

There, officials arrested Purcell.

Sanchez faces charges including felon in posssession of a firearm, theft by receiving, unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and frequenting a place where drugs are kept.

Purcell faces charges including unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and frequenting a place where drugs are kept.

 

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