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2 sentenced in connection to 64-pound meth bust in Minneapolis

2 sentenced in connection to 64-pound meth bust in Minneapolis Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Updated: November 13, 2019 05:18 PM

Two people from Minneapolis have been sentenced for conspiring to possess and distribute drugs.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Gonzalo Jiminez-Paz Jr., 22, was sentenced to 14 years (168 months) in prison, and Rey David Luna-Santillanes, 22, was sentenced to over five years (63 months) in prison.

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2 plead guilty in 64-pound meth bust

According to their guilty pleas and court documents, beginning in January 2019, Jiminez-Paz and Luna-Santillanes entered into an agreement with each other and others to distribute methamphetamine. On March 23, law enforcement executed a search warrant at a residence in downtown Minneapolis.

The attorney's office said officers recovered approximately 64 pounds of meth, a large sum of U.S. currency, three pounds of heroin, a bag of unidentified blue pills and two handguns in the residence. Authorities said the methamphetamine was found inside two suitcases in a bedroom closet, the heroin was hidden in a shoebox and the cash was located in a kitchen cupboard.

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