Texas duo pleads guilty to Minnesota meth crime

Maria Preciado Maria Preciado

Arrested with six pounds of the drug in Freeborn County.

Posted: May 8, 2018 1:00 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Two Texans caught in Freeborn County have pleaded guilty to federal drug crimes.

Maria Antonia Preciado and Manuel Lucio Lara, both from Ft. Worth, Texas, were arrested after a traffic stop on April 15, 2017. Law enforcement said six pounds of methamphetamine was found in the bed of their pickup truck.


Manual Lara

Preciado and Lara have now entered guilty pleas to possession with intent to distribute meth, a crime punishable in federal court by between 10 years and life in prison. Preciado is scheduled for sentencing at September 28. No sentencing date is listed for Lara.

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