GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Two sisters from Minnesota are accused of dealing large quantities of methamphetamine in North Dakota.

Jacqueline Weiss, 22, and Jennifer Weiss, 25, of Zimmerman, Minn., are charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of meth. They appeared Friday afternoon in federal court in Grand Forks.

Authorities say the sisters were arrested Dec. 13 after traveling to Grand Forks to make a drug deal. Police say they found 420 grams of meth in 15 baggies that were hidden in an electric heater one of the women brought into a hotel.

Court documents show that a police informant had arranged to buy 11 ounces of meth from the suspects worth about $12,000. The informant set up the meeting by asking Jennifer Weiss if she wanted to “get together for lunch,” which was a drug code they used for exchanging a load of meth.

Police said the informant admitted to meeting with Jennifer Weiss about every three weeks. The informant would then distribute the drugs to customers in Grand Forks and Walsh counties.

Court documents show both sisters have felony convictions for receiving stolen property.

Jacqueline Weiss waived her right to a detention hearing. A bond hearing for Jennifer Weiss has not been scheduled.

A spokesman from the federal public defender’s office could not be reached for comment.

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