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September 1, 2013

Salem police arrest man on charges of selling cocaine, heroin

SALEM — Police arrested a man wanted for selling cocaine and heroin Friday in the city's Point neighborhood.

Salem resident Harrison Ulysses Ortiz was wanted for arrest after a "lengthy" police investigation into his alleged heroin and cocaine sales, police said.

Officers began looking for Ortiz in the Point just after 5 p.m. Friday, and found him on Palmer Street. Although police say Ortiz dodged their initial attempt to stop him, officers soon stopped a vehicle he was riding in.

Police say they found and seized 19 twists of heroin, eight twists of crack, three twists of cocaine and two bags of marijuana, as well as $410 in cash and four cellphones.

Ortiz, 24, of 14 Harrison Ave., was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, possession of a class A substance with intent to distribute and two counts of possession of a class B substance, with intent to distribute.

The driver of the vehicle, Felix Gutierrez, 23, of 50 Jefferson Ave., Salem, was also arrested and charged with possession of a class A substance with intent to distribute and two counts of possession of a class B substance, with intent to distribute.

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