Willmar man sentenced for receiving pot in the mail
WILLMAR -- Juan Lomas Jr., 28, of Willmar, was sentenced Monday to 33 months in prison, which was stayed, 20 years of probation, 90 days in the county jail and a $1,000 fine on a third-degree drug sale charge for accepting the delivery of more than 11 pounds of marijuana to his home.
As part of his sentence handed down in Kandiyohi County District Court, Lomas was also ordered to follow the recommendations of a chemical use evaluation, take his medications as prescribed and refrain from drugs or alcohol.
According to the complaint, CEEVI Drug Task Force agents were notified Aug. 20 by the United States Postal Service that a package was en route to Lomas' home and contained about 11.8 pounds of marijuana.
A controlled delivery was arranged and a postal inspector delivered the package at 1:07 p.m. Aug. 23. The man who accepted the package was later identified as Lomas.
Agents served a search warrant on the home at 1:35 p.m. and found $3,429 of cash on Lomas. The parcel was located in a bedroom.
When interviewed, by law enforcement, Lomas admitted to ordering and receiving the marijuana.
He said he had sold the drug in the past.
There was evidence of marijuana sales from the home, including scales with marijuana residue on them, numerous bags and plastic wraps and a message on his cell phone from a person wanting to buy "bud."