Central MN man gets 10 years for meth dealing

11:04 AM, May 1, 2013   |    comments
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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.

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