Woman pleads guilty to drug charges

Published 8:16 am Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Lisa Kay Gomez, 35, of Minneapolis pleaded guilty to felony third-degree sales of a narcotic as part of a plea agreement on Monday in Mower County District Court. She initially pleaded not guilty to the charge on Jan. 4.

Charges of felony first-degree sales of 17 grams or more of cocaine or methamphetamine within a 90-day period, felony second-degree possession of 25 grams or more of cocaine or methamphetamine, felony third-degree drug possession of 10 grams or more of methamphetamine and felony fifth-degree drug possession will be dropped at the sentencing.

Gomez was arrested on Dec. 19 during a traffic stop. Gomez was a passenger in the vehicle and an officer recognized her as having a warrant in Steele County for failing to appear at a hearing.

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The officer searched the vehicle and found the following under or near the passenger side seat:

• a red bag that contained 8 ½ grams of marijuana and a “drug ledger,”

• a small bag containing approximately 11.44 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and a small pipe,

• a purple purse containing a marijuana pipe,

• a methamphetamine pipe,

• a second “drug ledger,” and

• a black backpack containing three pills of the painkiller hydromorphone; and a scale with residue.

A review of Gomez’s criminal record shows multiple convictions for drug possession.

She is awaiting sentencing for a felony third-degree possession of three grams or more of cocaine/heroin/methamphetamine conviction in Steele County.

She will be sentenced in Mower County on April 20.