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Whatcom sheriff’s office: Cocaine dealer arrested after two-month investigation

A man suspected of dealing “ounce-level quantities” of cocaine daily in Whatcom County was arrested after a two-month drug investigation, according to the sheriff’s office.

Edgar Jesus Salazar-Parra, 28, sold cocaine to undercover agents from the Whatcom Gang and Drug Task Force at least four times in January and February, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office.

Salazar-Parra was arrested Wednesday, March 4, during a traffic stop on Horton Road in Bellingham. Deputies seized cocaine from Salazar-Parra during the arrest, then served a search warrant on his residence in the 300 block of Meadowbrook Court where they found an additional ounce of cocaine and $4,000.

Salazar-Parra was booked into jail under suspicion of four counts of delivery of cocaine, maintaining a vehicle or premises for drug trafficking and possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.

Salazar-Parra is a citizen of Mexico with no current legal status in the U.S., according to the sheriff’s office. He was being held in Whatcom County Jail on Friday, March 6, in lieu of $250,000 bail.

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