2 Charged In Apple Valley Pot Bust

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (WCCO) – The Dakota County Attorney’s Office said Friday that two people have been charged in connection with a large marijuana bust in Apple Valley on Thursday.

Geraldo Sanchez Ramos, 34 of Apple Valley, and Yesenia Ponce-Carbajal, 26 of Apple Valley were both charged with second-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Both are Mexican citizens but live in Apple Valley and were arrested Wednesday after authorities found 77 pounds of marijuana in their car and residence valued at close to $77,000.

Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said it’s one of the larger marijuana seizures in recent memory. Police also seized more than $37,000 in cash. Both are in the Dakota County Jail.

  • Joseph Rodela

    Nooooooo!!!! lol

  • Guy

    “Mexican Citizens” … why not just SAY “illegal aliens”.
    This is why we need a border fence – razor wire, landmines and automated machine gun emplacements. SECURE THE BORDER.

    • AJ

      Because being a Mexican Citizen does not automatically mean illegal alien. You’re a moron!!!

    • AJ

      THIS is why we need a SECURE BORDER? Because of some weed. You ARE a moron!!!

  • Make it legal

    If we would legalize it and regulate it, that would be one less lucrative “business” for illegals to make a living off of…

  • trl the alligator

    nobody cares about the marijuana issue…what IS important is whether or not they are illegal aliens….SECURE the borders and keep these invaders out.

  • From apple valley

    How do you expect the cartels to run a profitable enterprise in apple valley without boots on the ground? They will be replaced immediately with two more mexican citizens from apple valley. Think about it.

  • Richard Head

    With $77K in pot and $37K in cash, I wonder if they were using EBT cards to get free food at the tax payers cost. It doesn’t look like the shut down has affected the free handouts!


    And here I thought the story was going to be about Sven and Ole. Dang nab it, I was wrong.

  • Richard Head

    Anymore, when it’s a bigger weed bust, it’s either vietnamese or mexicans. Not sure what the crackers are up to lately.

  • hate the system

    77 pounds valued at $77k. man must be some ditch weed haha

    • Drunken Dissed Orderly

      I was thinking the same thing. That’s only an average of $62.50 per ounce. It’s usually almost 8x that much.

      And hey, let’s take a vote. Who here feels safer knowing this low grade marijuana is out of circulation and will only be smoked by the police now?

      Why are we prosecuting victimless crimes???

  • marilyn.ries

    get those mexicans back to mexico and our police would be able to do a better job ???

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