This is the records summary for March 4.
District Court, Kandiyohi County
- Jaime Cisneros-Pizarro, 21, of Willmar, was sentenced Monday to five years of probation, 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine on a felony theft charge for stealing $680 in cash from the CEE-VI Drug Task Force last January.
He was also ordered to follow the recommendations of a chemical use assessment and pay $680 in restitution.
As part of a plea agreement, two fifth-degree drug possession charges were dismissed. He received a stay of imposition on his sentence. Under the stay, the conviction will be reduced to a misdemeanor if he complies with the conditions of probation.
Cisneros-Pizarro and Maritza Ocampo, 22, of Willmar, were charged in the case. Ocampo pleaded guilty in November to a misdemeanor theft charge and was sentenced to a year of probation, a $50 fine and 10 days in jail, which was stayed.
The charges were filed after Cisneros-Pizarro set up a drug buy on Jan. 2, 2013, acting as an informant. Task force agents fitted him with a recording device and gave him $500 in task force funds to buy cocaine. He entered an apartment building while agents waited and returned with a baggie containing white powder and $20 in change. The agents paid him $200.
When agents later tested the white powder, it did not test positive for cocaine, according to the complaint. When they listened to the recording device, there was little talking and no indication that a drug transaction had been made.
When agents viewed a surveillance video from the apartment building, they saw Cisneros-Pizarro go into a laundry room and speak with a woman, later identified as Ocampo, according to the complaint. He then left the building, and she returned to an apartment.
When investigators knocked on the apartment door, Ocampo admitted that she lived there with Cisneros-Pizarro, who was her boyfriend, and that they had been having money problems. She told investigators that she had watched Cisneros-Pizarro mix a powdery substance and put it in a baggie and that they had used the cash for personal items.
Ocampo also gave permission for a search of the apartment. During the search, a wallet containing a very small amount of cocaine and Cisneros-Pizarro’s identification was found, as well as a glass pipe that tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.