Meth stash, raid lead to 10-year prison convictionPublished 8:53am Friday, May 24, 2013
One of two suspects in a March 29 drug raid is going to prison.
Ramiro Buentello Jr., 57, of Austin, was sentenced to 114 months in prison Thursday in Mower County Court for first-degree drug possession of more than 25 grams of methamphetamine. He received credit for 55 days in jail.
Police raided the home at the 1600 block of Oakland Avenue East at about 7 a.m. March 29. Police breached the door when nobody answered but later spoke to Ramiro, who showed them 0.66 grams of meth folded in cash inside a pants pocket, according to the court complaint. The complaint adds officers then found three stashes of meth totaling 41.8 grams hidden in the soil of potted plants.
Adelfa Coroado Buentello, 52, is still in court for the same charge in this case. She has pleaded not guilty.