Three arrested in drug bust

By: 
Wade Young

Three men were arrested in Montgomery and charged with numerous felony charges after a yearlong investigation into drug use and sales.

 

Le Sueur County Sheriff Brett Mason reported that on Tuesday Oct. 9, 2018, shortly after 7 a.m., the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force (CRDVOTF) executed two search warrants in the 700 block of Mill Avenue NE, Montgomery. 

 

Inside one of the residences, agents recovered approximately 25 grams of suspected cocaine, approximately a three-quarter-pound of suspected raw marijuana, items consistent with the ongoing sale of narcotics, along with approximately $4,925 dollars in close proximity to the narcotics.  

 

As a result of the investigation, Gilberto Martinez Jr. was charged with First Degree Sales of Controlled Substances, Second Degree Possession of Controlled Substances, Fifth Degree Controlled Substance Crime, and Obstructing Legal Process.  

 

A second male, Blake Zahratka, was also present and was arrested and charged with Fifth Degree Controlled Substance Crime.

 

At the second residence, agents recovered approximately 13.5 grams of suspected cocaine, a container with suspected marijuana wax residue, and approximately $18,500 dollars in close proximity to the narcotics. 

 

As a result of the investigation, Alexis Zuniga-Lara has been charged with Second Degree Sales of Controlled Substances, Third Degree Possession of Controlled Substances, Fifth Degree Controlled Substance Crime, and Child Endangerment.

 

Le Sueur County Sheriff Brett Mason said the work of the CRDVOTF is doing good work.

 

“I could not be more pleased with our Drug Task Force. Our team just had a state record methamphetamine seizure just a few weeks back, and they continue to work hard in Le Sueur County. This is another positive step in fighting and combating the drug epidemic in and around our community.”

 

The CRDVOTF was assisted by the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office and the Montgomery Police Department.

 

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