Correction: Man gets probation for 2016 drug case

Published 8:18 am Monday, May 1, 2017

Gonzales Jr.

Correction: The Herald incorrectly reported Edward Gonzales Jr.’s charges were dismissed. One set of charges was dismissed as part of a plea agreement. The Herald regrets the error. 

A 35-year-old Austin will serve five years probation for two 2016 drug cases.

Edward Gonzales Jr. was sentenced to five years probation for felony fifth-degree drug possession for a May 2, 2016, case, and he must serve 80 hours of community service. As part of a plea agreement, a felony charge for felony third-degree sale of drugs was dismissed.

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The charges stem from an April 29, 2016, incident where an informant arranged to buy heroin from Jordan David Flugum of Austin, who pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in a separate case for selling heroin to a man who died from an overdose.

Gonzales was accused of acting as an in-between during a drug deal.

Flugum reached a plea deal in his manslaughter case on March 13 and is scheduled for a June 1 sentencing hearing.