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Five arrested after STAR Team finds guns, drugs and cash

DELHI -- Five people were arrested Tuesday after a two-week investigation revealed sales of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

STAR Team investigators arrested Eduardo Valle Mariscal, 19, Reyna Mariscal, 50, Jorge Valle, 23, Griselda Barajas, and Alberto Moreno, 24.

The investigation turned up 14.5 ounces of meth at a home on the 16000 block of Darren Lane in Delhi, along with 1 ounce and five grams of cocaine. A .44 Magnum revolver and .22 semi-automatic pistol were also found at the residence. More than $65,000 and a 2007 GMC Sierra Pickup were seized, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Another search warrant served at the 16000 block of Oak Road yielded one kilo of cocaine, three ounces of meth, three loaded handguns and a loaded shotgun. A 2007 chevy pickup and more than $2,000 was seized.

Investigators also found five grams of crystal meth, a handgun, six rifles and a shotgun at a home in the 16000 block of Butternut Court. More than $10,000 was seized from the home.

The sheriff's department said the homes are connected by family relations. All suspects were booked into Merced County Jail on possession and possession for sale of narcotics, illegal weapons possessions, possession of stolen property and possessing weapons while dealing in narcotics and remain in jail on bail ranging from $75,000 to $200,000.

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