MINNEAPOLIS - A Cold Spring man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Tuesday for his role in a methamphetamine operation and possessing a firearm.
Tomas Hermosillo Marquez, age 37, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison on one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm by an illegal alien. Marquez was indicted by a grand jury on October 15, 2012, and pleaded guilty on December 13, 2012.
In his plea agreement Marquez acknowledged that on September 21, 2012, police officers serving a search warrant on his trailer in Cold Spring found several packages of methamphetamine, totaling approximately 900 grams. Police also found a .22-caliber revolver, ammunition, a digital scale, packaging materials, and $4,615 in cash. In addition, the police recovered MSM and inositol, common cutting agents for methamphetamine.
Marquez also admitted that he had intended to distribute the methamphetamine to another person; that he possessed the gun in connection to his drug trafficking activities; and that he was an illegal alien.
(Copyright 2013 by KARE. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. )