Couple face charges of child neglect, possession

Police seized 5 pounds of heroin - some of it hidden in a diaper trashcan and in a child's slipper - from a Gresham apartment.

Maria Gonzalez-Torres and Jose M. Lizarraras-Chacon, both 37, are being held on $280,000 bail at the Multnomah County Inverness Jail and the Multnomah County Detention Center on eight counts of first-degree child neglect, plus allegations of delivery, manufacturing and possession of heroin.

They also are being held on no-bail United States immigration holds.

Portland police arrested the couple at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at their apartment, located at East Burnside Road and 179th Avenue, said Sgt. Pete Simpson, Portland Police Bureau spokesman.

In addition to the drugs, police reportedly seized $84,000 and a loaded gun, and took the couple's four children into protective custody.

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