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Meth bust in Albert Lea


ALBERT LEA, Minn. (KTTC) -- Two southeastern Minnesota residents were charged Tuesday with drug crimes in Freeborn County District Court after allegedly selling meth to a deputy from the Freeborn County Sheriff's office.

Melyssa Ellen Dominguez, 23, of Albert Lea, is facing a first-degree meth sales charge and two second-degree charges from the alleged sales on March 14 and 22.

Gabriel Dominguez-Espinoza, 36, also of Albert Lea, has been charged with aiding and abetting in the sale.

According to court records, the sale allegedly took place in the parking lot of Nelson's Market Place, and sold for more $1,200 through funds from the South Central Drug Task Force.

Dominguez reportedly sold the drugs in the deputy's car, while Dominguez-Espinoza waited in another car with a baby.

A first-degree meth sales charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

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