Shoreview man charged in connection to 110-pound meth bust

A Shoreview man has been charged in federal court in connection to a meth bust of over 100 pounds.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Friday that 30-year-old Omar Damacio Ruiz-Penaloza is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to a criminal complaint, law enforcement executed a search warrant on May 8 at an apartment in Shoreview. When officers entered the apartment, they found Ruiz-Penaloza in a bedroom wearing rubber gloves. Officers noted he appeared to be weighing and packaging methamphetamine.

Over 100 pounds of methamphetamine seized in Shoreview, Inver Grove Heights man arrested

The complaint states officers also saw an open suitcase containing several bags of suspected methamphetamine and a digital scale. A second suitcase with suspected meth was found in another room.

In total, about 110 pounds of meth and more than three pounds of cocaine was seized, the attorney's office said.