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Willmar man sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug crime in Douglas County

Alfredo Jaquez, 35, of Willmar was sentenced in Douglas County District Court on Friday to prison for 125 months following a conviction for first degree controlled substance crime.

Jaquez was charged with possession of methamphetamine in excess of 10 grams after narcotics agents executed a search warrant in January, 2012 at a residence located at 1522 County Road 82 in Alexandria.

Agents had obtained information that Jaquez was bringing large amounts of methamphetamine from Willmar to sell in the Alexandria area.

More than $3,400 in cash, a semi-automatic assault rifle, and Jaquez's vehicle were seized during in the investigation.

Douglas County Attorney Chad Larson prosecuted the case. Judge David Battey sentenced the defendant.

According to the criminal complaint, Jaquez had been selling meth to Anthony Wayne Simmons. Simmons reportedly had 19 grams of meth on him when he was arrested in January. Simmons was recently sentenced to 74 months in prison for a first degree controlled substance crime.