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Posted on: January 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Narcotics Search Warrant



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Narcotics Search Warrant
Station Area:Lake Elsinore
Written Date:January 13, 2021Time:8:00 PM
Incident Date:January 13, 2021Time:3:00 PM
Incident Location:400 block of Adobe Street, Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Jeff Reese
File Number(s):L210130164

Eduardo Cortez


On January 13, 2021, deputies assigned to the Lake Elsinore Station POP team served a search warrant at a residence in the 400 block of Adobe Street, in the city of Lake Elsinore, reference a narcotics investigation.

During the service of the search warrant, 5.5 pounds of methamphetamine, one rifle, large sum of U.S. currency and other indicia of sales of narcotics were located. Eduardo Cortez (27 years of age) a resident of the city of Lake Elsinore, was arrested.

Eduardo Cortez was transported to Cois Byrd Detention Center and booked on the charges of possession of narcotics for sales and possession of narcotics for sales while armed with a firearm.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy McCracken at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station (951) 245-3300.

As a reminder, "Community Policing" involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. Business owners and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff's Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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