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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A plea agreement has been reached to settle charges stemming from a major drug bust in Rochester earlier this year.

33-year-old Roberto Nieves today entered a guilty plea to a first-degree drug possession charge. Under the plea deal, another first-degree drug charge will be dismissed. The agreement calls for a recommended sentence of just under five years in prison.

Olmsted County ADC photo
Olmsted County ADC photo

Nieves was arrested in February after investigators with the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at his home in the 3700 block of Kenosha Drive Northwest and found nearly 7 1/2 pounds of cocaine inside the safe located in the downstairs workout room. The criminal complaint says the investigators also found more than $55,000 in cash during a search of the home's master bedroom, along with digital scales and packaging material.

A sentencing hearing for Nieves has yet to be scheduled.

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