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Task Force: Search at Crookston home yields $10,000 of meth

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Drug task force members who searched a Crookston home last week found methamphetamine with an approximate street value of $10,000, according to the Pine to Prairie Drug Task Force in northwest Minnesota.


A news release issued by the task force said Jose Angel Fuentes, 32, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of first-degree drug possession.

No charges have yet been filed against him. Under Minnesota law, for the offense to rise to the level of first-degree drug possession, Fuentes would have to have been in possession of at least 25 grams of meth.

Acting on a tip, investigators obtained consent to search Fuentes’ home and found a “large amount of methamphetamine” within a wall, according to the release.

In 2010, Fuentes was convicted of selling drugs, and in 2003, he was convicted of fifth-degree drug possession. For a person with a prior drug conviction, the maximum penalty for first-degree drug possession is 30 years in prison.

The Crookston Police Department and a federal Border Patrol K9 assisted with the search and arrest, the release indicated.

The drug task force is comprised of officers from northwest Minnesota and federal Border Patrol agents.

Sarah Volpenhein
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