Police: Suspected heroin traffickers arrested in Grants Pass

Two people are in police custody, accused of bringing heroin into Josephine County from Sacramento.

Posted: Apr. 4, 2019 11:23 AM
Updated: Apr. 4, 2019 11:29 AM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Two people are now in police custody, suspected of bringing heroin into the Grants Pass area from Sacramento, California, according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS).

Around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, detectives with the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement Team (RADE) reportedly stopped 31-year-old Gabriel Manuel Rivera and 24-year-old Monique Quiroz "after it was discovered they were bringing heroin to Grants Pass."

Investigators came to believe that the two were trying to deliver the heroin, which would then be distributed throughout Grants Pass and Josephine County.

The arresting officers reportedly found more than a half-pound of heroin, $1,800 in cash and "drug notes" in the vehicle when they stopped Rivera and Quiroz. The street value of the seized narcotics is estimated at roughly $13,000.

According to GPDPS, the investigation remains ongoing. Both Rivera and Quiroz were lodged at the Josephine County Jail for delivery and possession of heroin. 

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