Drug dealer who sold to informant spared prison timePublished 10:15am Wednesday, November 13, 2013
After selling cocaine to a confidential informant, an Austin man has been placed on 20 years’ probation and sentenced to 40 hours of community service.
Tyson Randall-George Thomas, 33, was convicted of third-degree drug sale, a felony, and spared a 27-month prison sentence. He reportedly sold cocaine to an informant on March 22 and March 29. Two charges of felony second-degree drug sale were dismissed.
According to the court complaint, Thomas said he could get the drugs on March 21 but would have to travel to Rochester. Police then equipped the informant with a recorder and money and searched his car before executing the transaction on March 22, in which the informant bought 2.7 grams of cocaine, according to the report. The informant and officers set up another transaction on March 29, and the informant then purchased 3.7 grams of cocaine.