VALLEJO (CBS SF) – Nearly $30,000 worth of methamphetamine and Ecstasy pills was seized at two Vallejo residences after search warrants were served Thursday, according to the Solano County Sheriff’s Office.

After a three-month drug investigation, detectives working with the Vallejo Police Department served search warrants at two Vallejo residences belonging to 23-year-old Rafael Ruiz Jr.

The first residence is located in the 700 block of Elmwood Drive and the second is located in the 300 block of Hilary Way.

At the residences detectives seized 4.5 ounces of meth worth about $5,000, and 4,412 MDMA, or Ecstasy, pills worth about $22,000. Packaging material commonly used to sell narcotics, two loaded guns and $4,353 in cash was also found in the residences, officials said.

Ruiz was found in his car in the 300 block of Hilary Way just before the search warrants were served, officials said.

He was arrested on suspicion of selling methamphetamine and MDMA and being an ex-felon in possession of ammunition and a firearm while committing a felony, according to sheriff’s officials.

He is being held at the Solano County Jail on $500,000 bail.


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