Plea deal struck in local meth possession case

Published 3:00pm Friday, October 5, 2012

An Austin woman who was arrested on April 24 with a large amount of meth changed her plea to guilty Thursday in Mower County Court.

Sikkim Leang, 28, pleaded to a lesser charge of third-degree drug possession of three grams or more of methamphetamine as part of a plea agreement. According to the court complaint, police found 28.1 grams of meth and 6.7 grams of marijuana when they executed a search warrant at the 300 block of Second Street NE.

In the complaint, Leang admitted the drugs belonged to her, and she said she sold meth at $80 a gram to support her own drug habit during the past four months.

Leang will be sentenced Dec. 13.

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