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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 3, 2014

Eleven Members Of Ortega Drug Trafficking Organization Indicted For Conspiracy To Distribute Methamphetamine


United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger today announced the indictment of 11 individuals charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in Minnesota. The indictment is the result of a two-year investigation, and a collaborative effort among members of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CID), the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Office of Special Investigations (DOC-OSI), and several other local law enforcement partners.

According to the indictment, from approximately January 2012 through September 2014, the defendants conspired to possess and distribute methamphetamine. DANIEL SEGURA, JR., and SAGE OLLERMAN are charged with distributing approximately 26 pounds of methamphetamine in Minnesota on one occasion. MARK THOMAS BUSKOVICK, JEREMY JOSEPH HUNT, JAMIE LEE HUNT, JASON ORTEGA, JOSHUA ORTEGA, SALVADOR ORTEGA, and DANIEL SEGURA, JR., are charged with conspiring to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine in Minnesota and elsewhere. Each of the other defendants is charged with conspiring to distribute additional quantities of methamphetamine.

This case is the result of a joint investigation, which is ongoing, including law enforcement efforts from the DEA, ATF, IRS-CID, Minnesota BCA, Minnesota DOC-OSI, the South Central Drug Investigation Unit (SCDIU), the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force (MRVDTF), the Southeast Minnesota Narcotics and Gang Task Force (SMNGTF), and the Rochester Police Department Narcotics Unit, with additional assistance from the Steele County Attorney’s Office, the Olmsted County Attorney’s Office, the Prairie Island Police Department, the Red Wing Police Department, the Owatonna Police Department, the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, the Rochester Police Department Street Crimes Unit, and the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen Slaughter.

Defendant Information:

MARK THOMAS BUSKOVICK, 39
Owatonna, Minn.

Charges:
• Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, 1 count
• Distribution of Methamphetamine, 2 counts

RIGOBERTO BASURTO, 21
Fresno, Calif.

Charges:
• Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, 1 count
• Distribution of Methamphetamine, 1 count
• Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, 1 count

JAMIE LEE HUNT, 27
Owatonna, Minn.

Charges:
• Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, 1 count
• Distribution of Methamphetamine, 2 counts

JEREMY JOSEPH HUNT, 28
Owatonna, Minn.

Charges:
• Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, 1 count
• Distribution of Methamphetamine, 3 counts

ASHLEY MARIAKAS, 26
Owatonna, Minn.

Charges:
• Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, 1 count
• Distribution of Methamphetamine, 2 counts

SAGE OLLERMAN, 24
Owatonna, Minn.

Charges:
• Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, 1 count
• Distribution of Methamphetamine, 1 count

JASON ORTEGA, 33
Owatonna, Minn.

Charges:
• Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, 1 count
• Distribution of Methamphetamine, 1 count

JOSHUA ORTEGA, 33
Owatonna, Minn.

Charges:
• Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, 1 count
• Distribution of Methamphetamine, 5 counts

SALVADOR ORTEGA, 32
Owatonna, Minn.

Charges:
• Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, 1 count
• Possession of Methamphetamine and Cocaine, 1 count

DALTON QUIMBY, 21
Rochester, Minn.

Charges:
• Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, 1 count
• Distribution of Methamphetamine, 2 counts

DANIEL SEGURA, JR., 30
Owatonna, Minn.

Charges:
• Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, 1 count
• Distribution of Methamphetamine, 1 count

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The charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

 

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Updated April 30, 2015