Undercover law enforcement officer a part of the local drug enforcement task force netted over $20,000 worth of methamphetamine following an operation that took place on Monday, November 23 in the local Granite Falls area.
According to a complaint report, members of the taskforce––which serves the counties of Yellow Medicine, Brown, Lyon, Redwood and Renville––arranged a meeting with two males to purchase four ounces of methamphetamine, possessing a street value of approximately $6,000.

Undercover law enforcement officer a part of the local drug enforcement task force netted over $20,000 worth of methamphetamine following an operation that took place on Monday, November 23 in the local Granite Falls area.

According to a complaint report, members of the taskforce––which serves the counties of Yellow Medicine, Brown, Lyon, Redwood and Renville––arranged a meeting with two males to purchase four ounces of methamphetamine, possessing a street value of approximately $6,000.

After successfully executing the operation and taking the men into custody, follow up questioning and search warrants would result in the additional seizure of two ounces of methamphetamine from the defendant’s car and another five ounces of methamphetamine from a South Dakota hotel room where they were taking up residence bringing the total value of the seized meth to over $20,000.

The two suspects Enrique Leal, 22, and German Gonzalez, 20, were arrested following the operation and are being held in the Yellow Medicine County Jail.
Leal, who was found to be in possession of a 9 millimeter handgun at the time of the sale, is charged with first degree sale of a controlled substance and first degree possession of a controlled substance and felon in possession of a firearm. Gonzalez, meanwhile, is charged with aiding and abetting, and two counts of first degree sale of a controlled substance.

First degree drug sale and possession felonies each entail a maximum sentence of up to 30 years in prison and/or up to $1,000,000 fine, or both. Bail is set at $500,000 for Leal and $250,000 for Gonzalez.

The drug task force was assisted by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Upper Sioux Agency Police Department, and the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Department.