On Friday Scott County Attorney’s office charged Jose De Jesus Ortega-Mora, 29, with first degree sale of drugs after he admitted to police that he had resided at a drug safe house in Shakopee at one time and sold both heroin and cocaine in the south metro.
Ortega –Mora was suspected after Police discovered an alleged heroin safe house in the basement of a Shakopee home. When Police searched the Shakopee home they found a suit case containing a handgun and 3 pounds of heroin worth more than $60,000.
Occupying the house was Armando Diaz-Gomez, 24, who was arrested and later charged. Also found at the Shakopee home was a picture of a man who Diaz-Gomez referred to as “T” and claimed him to be the leader of the heroin operation.
Investigators discovered that Diaz-Gomez also resides at a Minneapolis apartment with his girlfriend and one other roommate. Investigators discovered by a photo ID that Diaz-Gomez’s roommate Jose De Jesus Ortega-Mora was the same man in the picture found at the Shakopee home in whom Diaz-Gomez referred to as “T” and the leader of the operation.
When Police interviewed Ortega-Mora he admitted to living in the Shakopee home for a period of about four months and told police that he would go to the house to pick up both heroin and cocaine to sell around the south metro.
An immigration hold has been placed on both Jose De Jesus Ortega-Mora and Armando Diaz-Gomez, whose bail is set at $2 million. Both are allegedly in the country illegally.