Austin woman gets 4 years for drug sales

Published 10:18 am Friday, January 9, 2015

ALBERT LEA — An Austin woman was sentenced to four years and two months in prison on Thursday in Freeborn County District Court for selling methamphetamine to an undercover officer last year.



Amanda Kae Adams, 32, reportedly pleaded guilty in December to one count of second-degree drug sales as part of a plea agreement with the Freeborn County Attorney’s Office.

Adams initially faced one first-degree sale of a controlled substance charge and one count of third-degree sales from a separate case.

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As part of the agreement,  the first-degree charge was reduced to a second-degree count, while the separate third-degree charge was dismissed, said Assistant Freeborn County Attorney Paige Starkey.

Court documents state Adams reportedly sold almost half an ounce of meth to the undercover officer on Feb. 7, 2014, at Trail’s Travel Center.

The drug sold for $850.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension confirmed the substance was meth weighing 12.75 grams.

Adams will serve her sentence in the Shakopee prison and will receive credit for 121 days already spent in jail since her arrest.