Brooklyn Park Man Found Guilty of Methamphetamine Trafficking

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June 26, 2018 05:12 PM

A Brooklyn Park man was found guilty for methamphetamine trafficking Tuesday by a federal jury, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

According to the release, Jose Andres Vera-Gutierrez was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to sell methamphetamine. 

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The U.S. Attorney's Office said law enforcement began a wiretap investigation in December of 2016 that led to the seizure of 25 pounds of methamphetamine on Jan.18, 2017.

The release said Vera-Gutierrez and three co-conspirators planned to have methamphetamine transported from California to Minnesota hidden inside of an SUV.

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On. Jan 18, an SUV and a trailing passenger car were traveling together on Interstate 35. A Minnesota State Patrol trooper pulled over the SUV, where 25 pounds of methamphetamine were located.

Authorities said it was determined the passenger car continued on to Vera-Gutierrez's residence in Brooklyn Park. 

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