MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 31-year-old Crystal man was arrested Tuesday in connection with methamphetamine investigation conducted in Hennepin County.

Julian Ruiz Lozano was charged Thursday by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office with one felony count of first-degree controlled substance crime and one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Authorities executed a search warrant this week on Lozano’s apartment on the 3500 block of Lousiana Avenue North in Crystal. They confiscated a handgun and a large amount of methamphetamine during the bust.

Lozano was promptly arrested and booked into the Hennepin County Jail. He has a prior felony conviction for a controlled substance and was also convicted of second-degree murder in 1998.

The Hennepin County Violent Offender Task Force, which executed the bust, includes personnel from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Brooklyn Center Police, Brooklyn Park Police, Golden Valley Police, Richfield Police and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

Comments (8)
  1. Coolbreeze says:

    Perhaps the cops should hold on to this guy this time? Please?

  2. DUKE says:

    not the cops fault, try the courts. 2nd degree murder 1998 and he is out, how is that a fair trade

  3. Brett says:

    Great. Murder and now a big shot meth dealer. Probably voted in the last election, TOO.

    1. Yep says:

      Gun owner, probably voted for the GOP.

  4. Jerry Springer says:

    I might be able to point you all to a few of the well usual suspects.

  5. Bdenny says:

    Obama will pardon him so he can vote for him again

    1. Death says:

      Get a life simpleton!

  6. O Bush Ma says:

    End the drug war! Take the profit out of the drug trade! Obama is worse than Bush!! Time to wake up kids……

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