5 indicted in central Minnesota meth trafficking incidents

5 indicted in central Minnesota meth trafficking incidents Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Rebecca Omastiak
Created: October 23, 2020 09:42 AM

Five men have been indicted and charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in central Minnesota between June and September.

According to an update from the District of Minnesota division of the U.S. Attorney's Office on Friday, 25-year-old Miguel Eduardo Del Real, 57-year-old Gerald Allen Jensen, 25-year-old Ivan Lopez, 24-year-old Juan Jose Paniagua, Jr., and 49-year-old Aaron Michael Stenquist were charged in connection with the incidents.

According to court documents, the East Central Drug and Violent Offenders Task Force received information that Jensen was regularly selling pound-level amounts of meth during those months.

A search of Jensen's residence was conducted on Sept. 16 and task force agents recovered $11,800 in cash, and more than seven pounds of meth inside PVC pipes.

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