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St. Cloud woman pleads guilty to leading major drug distribution enterprise from Mexico


March 17, 2023

Leader of drug enterprise pleads guilty

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - 30-year-old Macalla Lee Knott, aka Kayla, from St. Cloud pled guilty in Federal Court in Fargo to the offenses of Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances, Money Laundering Conspiracy and Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE).

Knott admitted to supervising, managing, and leading more than five people in the enterprise. Knott, who had been living in Mexico since March of 2020, directed shipments of methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl to various distributors across the upper Midwest and arranged payments to sources of supply in Mexico.

This case is part of an Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation into the international trafficking of methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl and was aided by coordination with the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota.


Reader Comments(1)

Toadsword writes:

Don't believe everything you read in the newspaper or that the state or government official tells you these three women were nothing but a scapegoat or you could say a Fall Guy for the person really running the operation hahaha they got one up on the US government in your face... I'm from St cloud


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