Austin man gets 20 years probation for drug sales

Published 7:25 am Friday, September 29, 2017

A man who sold 3.38 grams of methamphetamine to a police informant was sentenced Thursday in Mower County District Court to 20 years of probation.

Joseph Allen Schlichter, 57

Joseph Allen Schlichter, 57, of Austin pleaded guilty to felony third-degree drug sales of a narcotic in June as part of a plea agreement. He was also sentenced to 39 days in jail, but received credit for 39 days served. A charge of felony second-degree drug sales of three grams or more of cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine was dropped at the sentencing.

According to the court report, police met with a confidential informant to arrange a meth purchase on March 14, 2016. The informant was searched and provided with an audio recording device and buy money.

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The informant parked in the 100 block of 10th Street Northwest near Schlichter’s apartment complex and waited. Schlichter then parked his vehicle next to the informant and the two went to Schlichter’s apartment for the purchase.

Along with probation, Schlichter must adhere to 16 conditions and pay $85 in fines and fees.