Man Charged With Possessing Nearly $500k Of Meth
OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) -- Prosecutors have charged an East Bethel man with possessing nearly $500,000 worth of methamphetamine.
Reports say a state trooper arrested 24-year-old Edgar Cisneros Jr. with 10 pounds of the drug in his vehicle during a traffic stop on Wednesday.
Prosecutors have charged him with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, sale of a controlled substance and importing a controlled substance across state lines.
He faces a maximum sentence of 65 years and $2.25 million in fines if he's convicted.
Owatonna police say the local street value of methamphetamine is about $100 a gram.
At 10 pounds, the drugs police say they found in Cisneros' vehicle are worth about $453,592.