Man Faces 30 years in Prison after Officers Find Large Amounts of Cocaine and Pistol

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Man Faces 30 years in Prison after Officers Find Large Amounts of Cocaine and Pistol

November 5, 2012 Updated Nov 6, 2012 at 12:06 PM CDT

Bemidji, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- A 27-year-old man has pleaded guilty to three counts of an amended felony complaint after officers conducted a search warrant in two places where he resides and found almost 45 grams of cocaine, as well as a pistol.

Jesse Pina Ontiveros pleaded guilty to First Degree Aiding and Abetting Controlled Substance Crime, Felon in the Possession of a Firearm, and Fifth Degree Conspriacy to Commit Controlled Substance Crime.

Ontiveros' plea agreement calls for him to serve 13 years in prison for the three counts he pleaded guilty to.

The prison sentences are to run concurrently.

The Court ordered completion of a Pre-sentence investigation. The plea agreement is subject to the approval of the Court. Bail was revoked and Ontiveros was remanded to the Itasca County Jail.

Ontiveros is sceduled to be sentenced in December.

According to the criminal complaint, the Grand Rapids Police Department received word that Ontiveros had cocaine in his possession.

Officers went to a residence in Grand Rapids where Ontiveros and his girlfriend were residing and conducted a taped mirandarized taped statement to his girlfriend.

Ontiveros' girlfriend told officers that she believed he sold drugs because he had thousands of dollars in cash with him when the couple went to Texas in late April or early May of 2012.

Police say Ontiveros' girlfriend stated he had one main supplier of marijuana in Texas and he told her that the supplier had 'bales of it.'

Ontivero's girlfriend told officers that almost 20 pounds of marijuana was shipped back to Minnesota.

She also told police they couple obtained a 'checkbook size' brick of cocaine and packaged and shipped it to Ontiveros' other address in Minneapolis.

After the mirandarized tape statement with Ontiveros' girlfriend, law enforcement executed a search warrant at her residence in Grand Rapids and Ontiveros' residence in Minneapolis.

Police say they found five pounds of marijuana as well as almost 45 grams of cocaine. Officers also found digital scales and other drug packaging materials.

Based on information gathered from the Grand Rapids residence, officials exectued a search warrant on Ontiveros' Minneapolis residence in which they recovered almost three ounces of cocaine and a .40 caliber pistol.

Ontiveros faces up to 30 years in prison and/or $1,000,000 fine.