Two charged in connection to $1 million meth bust (updated)
(THE MED CITY BEAT) - The following two people have been charged in connection to a narcotics bust that turned up eight kilograms of meth:
- Leticia Reyes-Ramirez, 23, Chaska
- Adan Flores-Lagonas, 35, Apple Valley
Both Reyes and Flores, along with a 25-year-old woman from St. Paul Park, were arrested during a pair of scheduled drug buys Wednesday evening in Rochester.
Reyes was charged Friday with first-degree possession and sale of a controlled substance. Both are felonies that carry maximum sentences of 30 years in prison.
Flores was also charged with two felonies: for illegally possessing a firearm and attempting to flee officers. Police said Flores drove off when authorities tried to arrest him. He was taken into custody after losing control of his vehicle near the intersection of County Road 8 and 48th Street SW.
It's unclear whether the St. Paul Park woman will be charged.
Multiple agencies were involved in the investigation, which spanned "several states," according to Rochester Police Capt. John Sherwin. The suspects could also face federal charges.
Meth typically sells for $100 to $150 a gram, putting the street value of this bust around $1 million. Eight kilos is equal to about 17.6 pounds.