Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report
July 25, 2019
It has been an interesting last full week in the month of July when it comes to criminal aliens (illegal aliens) here in the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
This week we take a look at for your Pacific Northwest radio listeners at a previously deported criminal illegal alien with a connection to the state of Washington who has been arrested and charged with drug crimes in the state of Oregon.
On Wednesday, June 21, 2019 the Oregon State Police (OSP) issued a press release titled “Oregon State Police seizes over 50 pounds of methamphetamine and over 4 pounds of heroin – Jackson County” indicating an OSP trooper had stopped a vehicle on June 19, 2019 for multiple traffic violations on Interstate 5 near Mile Post 20 in Jackson County, Oregon.
The press release revealed OSP deployed a narcotics detecting K-9 to inspect the vehicle. During the inspection the K-9 hit on the presence of possible illicit drugs in vehicle. Consequently, the OSP searched the vehicle discovered 50.8 pounds of methamphetamine and 4.8 pounds of heroin.
After discovering the illicit drugs, the OSP arrested the two occupants of the vehicle, Juan Enrique Lemus Del Cid, age 28, and Reynalda Larios-Cortes, age 57, both of them from Tacoma, Washington.
Juan Enrique Lemus Del Cid (ID: P00142995; DOB: 07/04/1990) and Reynalda Larios-Cortes (ID: 23395985; DOB: 01/06/1962) were then transported by law enforcement to the Jackson County Jail in Medford, Oregon. Both individuals from Tacoma face multiple drug charges:
Juan Enrique Lemus Del Cid has been charged with possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance heroin, distribution of a controlled substance methamphetamine, and distribution of a controlled substance Heroin.
Reynalda Larios-Cortes has been charged with possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance heroin, distribution of a controlled substance methamphetamine, and distribution of a controlled substance Heroin.
Some background information, the OSP was assisted by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) office in Medford.
Seeking information on the immigration status Juan Enrique Lemus Del Cid and Reynalda Larios-Cortes, I contacted via e-mail on Thursday, June 20, 2019 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Public Affairs with the following questions:
Are either Juan Enrique Lemus Del Cid or Reynalda Larios-Cortes currently illegally present in the United States of America (USA)?
Were Juan Enrique Lemus Del Cid or Reynalda Larios-Cortes illegally present in the in the USA when he or she was arrested by the OSP for allegedly transporting meth and heroin up Interstate 5?
Did ICE place an immigration detainer on Juan Enrique Lemus Del Cid or Reynalda Larios-Cortes during the time he or she was incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail?
Have either Juan Enrique Lemus Del Cid or Reynalda Larios-Cortes ever previously served time in a federal prison for an immigration crime or violation?
How many times if any has Juan Enrique Lemus Del Cid or Reynalda Larios-Cortes been removed from the USA?
If Juan Enrique Lemus Del Cid or Reynalda Larios-Cortes has been previously removed from the USA, what were the dates, times and locations he or she was removed from the country?
Does ICE Public Affairs know Juan Enrique Lemus Del Cid or Reynalda Larios-Cortes’ country of origin?
On June 27th, ICE Spokesperson for Homeland Security Investigations & Enforcement and Removal Operations Paul Prince sent via e-mail the following response to my preceding questions on Juan Enrique Lemus Del Cid or Reynalda Larios-Cortes:
“On June 20, 2019, ICE lodged a detainer on Reynalda Larios-Cortes, a Mexican national illegally present in the U.S., after her arrest on local criminal charges. She is also currently facing federal criminal charges for illegal re-entry after deportation, and a copy of her criminal arrest warrant was provided to the jail with the detainer request.”
“ICE previously removed Larios-Cortes to Mexico on three occasions: May 19, 2000; June 25, 2014; and Nov. 15, 2016.”
“ICE does not have any information available for release on the second individual.” – Paul Prince, ICE Spokesperson for Homeland Security Investigations & Enforcement and Removal Operations.
On July 25, 2019 criminal illegal alien Reynalda Larios-Cortes is still incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail.
Juan Enrique Lemus Del Cid’s current immigration status has not been disclosed by ICE Public Affairs at this point in time.
Lars, the last full week of July and another criminal alien report for Lars Larson Show KXL FM 101.1 Pacific Northwest radio listeners.