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Alleged dealer charged with having 28.25 grams of heroin

A 44-year-old Austin man has been charged with possessing 28.25 grams of heroin, $4,437 and other drug-related items during a September 2016 drug bust.

Michael James Polk was charged this week in Mower County District Court with felony first-degree possession of 25 grams or more of heroin.

According to court records, Austin police executed a search warrant at 8:22 a.m. on Sept. 2, 2016, on the 400 block of Second Avenue Southeast at Polk’s home.

Police found 2.96 grams of heroin int the garage, along with drug ledgers, the cash and three cell phones.

They also later found 25.29 grams of heroin hidden in the siding of the house.

Polk admitted to selling heroin he picked up from a “runner,” who usually took a bus from Chicago to the Twin Cities.

Polk is next due in court on June 15.