Drug investigators find 5 lbs of meth, guns, body armor

Value of meth is $180,000 and $200,000, according to the sheriff's office.

Cesar Medina Serna, 49, and Joel Correa Reyes, 45, both appeared in court on Thursday afternoon. (MCSO)
Cesar Medina Serna, 49, and Joel Correa Reyes, 45, both appeared in court on Thursday afternoon. (MCSO)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two men were arrested by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit after executing a search warrant on Wednesday evening.

Cesar Medina Serna, 49, and Joel Correa Reyes, 45, both appeared in court on Thursday afternoon.

Two men were arrested by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit on Thursday. (MCSO)
Two men were arrested by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit on Thursday. (MCSO)

According to Lt. Steve Alexander, a spokesperson with the sheriff’s office, SIU executed a search warrant around 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Deluxe Inn in SE Portland.

Investigators found 3 pounds of methamphetamine, drug packaging and scales, 5 firearms, including one that was stolen, $2,180 in cash and body armor.

Serna is charged with possession of a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance, manufacture of a controlled substance and 5 counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is also charged with one count each of first-degree theft and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Reyes is charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance.

Deputies said the methamphetamine seized has an approximate street value of between $180,000 and $200,000.

It’s the latest in a series of large drug bust by metro investigators:

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