Austin man pleads guilty to having drugs near Neveln

Published 7:01 pm Saturday, January 31, 2015

An Austin man pled guilty Monday to possessing drugs near a school as part of a plea agreement.

Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson

Scott Richard Anderson, 41, faced two counts of possessing drugs in a school zone, one count each of first-degree sale of drugs, second degree drug possession and driving after cancellation — inimical to public safety.

The other charges were dropped as part of the agreement.

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According to police reports, officers stopped Anderson on Aug. 19 after he was caught driving with a canceled license.

Police found crystal methamphetamine in Anderson’s car and arrested him.

Based on information gathered during the arrest, officers obtained a search warrant and went through Anderson’s house at the 1800 block of East Oakland Avenue later that day. They allegedly found 2.5 grams of meth in the home, which is near Neveln Elementary School.

Officers had served warrants at Anderson’s home at least twice over the past few years.