A St. Peter man is arrested after authorities say they found 3 pounds of meth in his possession.

Le Sueur County Sheriff Brett Mason reports that on April 18th, 2019, Agents with the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force (CRDVOTF) obtained a search warrant for the person of Senif Joel Garza.

On April 23rd a St. Peter Police Officer stopped Garza’s vehicle after learning his driving status was currently revoked. During the search of the vehicle, Agents located a plastic zip-loc bag containing a white powdery substance consistent with methamphetamine.   An additional small plastic baggie with white crystalline substance consistent with methamphetamine was also located inside the vehicle.

Agents also located approximately 3 pounds of suspected methamphetamine at his home. Agents also located multiple digital scales, smaller zip baggies, scoop spoons, $1,070 dollars in US currency, a loaded .45 caliber handgun magazine, 9mm ammunition, and numerous documents in the name of Garza in the bedroom.

Further information received by Agents was that Garza is affiliated with a known drug gang.

Garza is facing numerous charges in Nicollet County stemming from this case investigation including two counts of Aggravated 1st Degree Controlled Substance Crime, two counts of 1st Degree Controlled Substance Sales, two counts of 1st Degree Controlled Substance Possession, one count of 2nd Degree Controlled Substance Sales, one count of 2nd Degree Controlled Substance Possession, and two counts of Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon.