Drug dealer guilty for selling methPublished 10:40am Tuesday, October 2, 2012
An Austin man who sold drugs to a confidential informant three times last winter changed his plea to guilty Monday in Mower County Court.
Michael Phillip Chavez, 29, pleaded guilty to third-degree narcotics sale, a felony. Three other felonies: first-drug sale of more than 10 grams of methamphetamines and two counts of second-degree drug sale were dismissed.
Austin police met with the informant and gave him a recorder and money on Jan. 18, Feb. 7, and Feb. 22, in which the informant each time purchased an “eight ball” of meth from Chavez, according to the court complaint. All told, the informant bought a total of 10.2 grams of meth from Chavez, according to the court complaint. Chavez has a felony drug conviction in California from 2006. He is also in court for felony terroristic threats and domestic assault from an incident on June 23 in Mower County. He pleaded guilty to the terroristic threats charge; in exchange, the domestic assault charge was dismissed.