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2 plead guilty in 64-pound meth bust

2 plead guilty in 64-pound meth bust Photo: Wikimedia Commons

June 19, 2019 04:57 PM

Federal prosecutors say two people have pleaded guilty in connection to a 64-pound methamphetamine bust.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Gonzalo Jiminez-Paz, Jr., 22, and Rey David Luna-Santillanes, 22, both of Minneapolis, each entered a guilty plea to one count each of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. They were arrested and charged on March 25.

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According to their guilty pleas and court documents, starting in January, the two entered into an agreement with each other and other individuals to distribute meth.

RELATED: 2 charged in 64-pound meth bust

On March 23, officers with the Ramsey County Violent Crime Enforcement Team executed a search warrant in downtown Minneapolis and recovered 64 pounds of methamphetamine, a large sum of money, three pounds of heroin, a bag with unidentified blue pills and two loaded handguns.

If convicted, they face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison.

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