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District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 31

Gabriel Bazaldua-Morena, 38, of Willmar, was ordered Wednesday to serve one year and one day in prison on a felony drug charge from September 2006. The stay of imposition on Bazaldua-Morena's sentence was revoked by Judge Michael J. Thompson for ...

Gabriel Bazaldua-Morena, 38, of Willmar, was ordered Wednesday to serve one year and one day in prison on a felony drug charge from September 2006.

The stay of imposition on Bazaldua-Morena's sentence was revoked by Judge Michael J. Thompson for numerous probation violations, including positive drug tests, failure to complete a chemical dependency evaluation and failure to keep in contact with his probation agent.

He had received a five-year stay of imposition, meaning his felony charge would be reduced to a misdemeanor conviction, in January 2007.

According to the complaint, Bazaldua was charged after CEE-VI agents were notified Sept. 30, 2006 by Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension authorities about a package containing 15 pounds of marijuana. The package was confiscated at the airport but was en route to a David Uribe in Willmar.

The task force arranged for the package to be delivered Oct. 2 by undercover agents. The package was accepted and signed for by Bazaldua. Shortly after the package was delivered, task force agents searched the house. The box was found locked in a bedroom closet.

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The complaint states that Bazaldua initially told agents he had placed the box on the kitchen table and that another man, Carlos Cruz, 60, had placed it in the room. Cruz was in the residence when the package was delivered but was apprehended by authorities when he tried to leave on a bike. Cruz told agents that he had stopped at the home to get a glass of water.

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