Detectives arrested six suspects, shut down an alleged drug house and seized hundreds of baggies of suspected cocaine and methamphetamine after a three-month investigation in San Rafael.

The bust was conducted in one location by San Rafael police and another by the Marin County Major Crimes Task Force.

The confiscated haul included nearly half a pound of suspected cocaine and two ounces of suspected meth, including more than 250 individual baggies, investigators said.

"They were definitely busy," said sheriff's Sgt. Pierre Ahuncain of the task force. "They were definitely consistently selling every day."

Investigators also seized alleged stolen property, including a laptop computer and car stereos with cut wires. San Rafael police Sgt. Scott Eberle said some of the suspects could be responsible for a rash of burglaries and thefts in the Canal area.

The investigation began when investigators received information that a suspect, Francisco Rodas, was selling cocaine in the area of Bellam Boulevard and Andersen Drive. Ahuncain said undercover investigators bought cocaine from him on five occasions.

Meanwhile, San Rafael police identified the potential source for the alleged drugs, a residence on Bahia Place in the Canal area. Police had received numerous reports of suspected drug activity in that area, Eberle said.


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Investigators obtained search warrants and moved to make the arrests on Thursday afternoon.

Rodas, 35, of San Rafael was arrested in a car parked on Francisco Boulevard West. Authorities found $1,300 and about a quarter pound of cocaine with him, Ahuncain said. Rodas was booked on allegations of drug dealing and other crimes.

Federico Hernandez, 30, of San Rafael was found in a car nearby, and investigators suspect he was acting as the lookout for Rodas. He was booked on suspicion of conspiracy and driving without a license, as well as two outstanding warrants.

The other four men, all listed as San Rafael residents, were arrested after San Rafael police went to the alleged headquarters on Bahia Place.

Shuber Gaston Caamel Uex, 37, and Roberto Casia Gonzalez, 24, were booked on suspicion of drug sales and maintaining a drug house. Gonzalez was also booked on suspicion of possessing stolen property.

Edgar Alexander Aguilar, 23, was booked on suspicion of drug violations, resisting arrest and violating probation.

Jose Antonio Soriano Rodas, 25, was booked on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia and violating probation.

All six suspects remained in custody Friday at the county jail pending further review by the district attorney's office.