2 plead guilty in 64-pound meth bust

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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.


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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