Three people in Buffalo County, Minnesota were arrested and face drug charges after a drug bust. The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office and the West Central Drug Task force coordinated the bust. Buffalo County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant in the 100 blocks of Humboldt Street in Buffalo City on February 27. Officers found methamphetamine and packaging materials intended for the sale of meth.
34-year-old Zachary Pruka of Buffalo City was arrested. Also arrested was 30-year-old Cody Stough of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Pruka was charged with five counts of delivery of meth. He was also charged with drug trafficking and violation of probation. Stough was charged with two counts of delivery and violation of probation. A third person, identified as Jessica Sobotka, was also charged with delivery and violation of probation. Sobotta was already held at the Buffalo County Jail on a related crime. All three are being held on $10,000 cash bond.
Methamphetamine possession in the state of Minnesota is a first-degree felony. Possession with intent to sell is also a first-degree felony in the state. Penalties include a prison sentence of anywhere between 86 to 158 months in prison. The minimum sentence is four years if there are prior drug convictions. Other penalties include a fine of up to $1 million. Possession of methamphetamine may be a second-degree felony in the state of Minnesota. Second-degree drug felonies carry a penalty of up to 48 to 108 months in prison. A minimum sentence of 3 years in jail is carried out for prior drug convictions. Other sanctions include a fine of up to $500,000.