Villalobos pleads guilty to federal drug crimes.

Published: Mar. 20, 2019 at 7:32 PM CDT
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A man accused of trying to run over a Bismarck police officer has pleaded guilty to federal drug crimes.

According to court documents, Ulises Villalobos-Alvarado pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, illegal use of a communication facility, conspiracy to commit money laundering, possession with intent to distribute and destruction or altercation of objects.

Court documents say Villalobos and co-defendant Juan Garcia Nunez mailed methamphetamine from California to North Dakota. Documents also say Villalobos and Nunez were to oversee methamphetamine trafficking in North Dakota at the direction of criminal street gang “La Rana.”

Villalobos was charged in south central district court in January of 2018 on charges of attempted murder and fleeing. Those charges came after Villalobos was accused of trying to run a Bismarck Police Officer over. The officer shot Villalobos in the arm as he fled. Villalobos was eventually arrested in Brookings, S.D.

The district court charges were later dropped.

Sentencing for Villalobos on the federal charges is set for June 11.

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