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Rochester pair arrested Thursday for 209 grams of meth

Jose Aguilera, 29, and Marina Garza, 36, are both facing a first-degree controlled substance and first-degree drug possession charge.

Jose Aguilera
Jose Aguilera
Contributed / Olmsted County Sheriff's Office
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ROCHESTER — A Rochester man and woman were arrested Thursday, May 19, 2022, after law enforcement found just under a half-pound of methamphetamine in their vehicle, according to Olmsted County Sheriff’s Capt. James Schueller.

Jose Aguilera, 29, and Marina Garza, 36, are both facing a first-degree controlled substance and first-degree drug possession charges.

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According to Schueller, the pair had been under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and the Southeast Minnesota Violent Crime Enforcement Team.

Investigators stopped the pair in a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe on May 2, 2022. The pair were initially released and the vehicle was seized pending a search warrant.

After investigators obtained a search warrant, they found approximately 209 grams of a substance that tested for methamphetamine.

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Law enforcement arrested the pair Thursday. According to Schueller, the pair is well known to law enforcement.

Marina Garza
Marina Garza<br/>
Contributed / Olmsted County Sheriff's Office

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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