03/01/2022 - Deputies make arrest and seize over 3.7 million in narcotics

On February 24, 2022, the Narcotics Unit of Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office received information that a quantity of narcotics was being shipped into Spartanburg by a freight company. After a K-9 alert of the container, a search warrant was executed, which revealed approx. 28 kilograms of Methamphetamine. On February 25, 2022, a controlled delivery of the container was made to 128 Convair Dr., Spartanburg, SC, 29301, a residence the suspect owns in this county. The suspect directed the undercover officers where to place the container. Once the suspect took possession of the container, officers detained the suspect ,and a search warrant was conducted on the residence. Inside the residence, 15 kilograms of Heroin, two kilogram presses, and 547 grams of blue pressed pills. The suspectís small child was also at the residence and was taken into protective custody. Yajahira Sotelo-Quiterio, W/F, 25 years old, 403 Rosalee Dr., Piedmont, SC, 29673, was charged with the following offenses:

Trafficking Methamphetamine over 400 grams

Trafficking Heroin over 28 grams

Unlawful Neglect of a Child

The street value of the recovered narcotics are as follows:

Methamphetamine approx. $1,736,940.00

Heroin approx. $1,858,560.00

Blue pills approx. $108,960.00

Total value of all narcotics = $3,704,460.00

The suspect appeared before a magistrate several days ago, and a magistrate deferred the setting of her bond to a circuit court judge. Despite her arrest, this investigation remains active.