Austin man gets 20 years probation for drug charge

Published 7:45 am Friday, October 13, 2017

Jordan Tashawn Travis, also known as “Tune,” 21, of Austin, was sentenced Thursday in Mower County District Court to a stayed prison term of 27 months for felony third-degree drug possession of three grams or more of heroin.

Jordan Tashawn Travis

Instead of prison time, Travis must serve 20 years of probation, adhere to 16 conditions and pay $85 in fines and fees.

He was also sentenced to 180 days in jail, but received credit for 175 days served. He will have to serve out the remaining five days.

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Travis was arrested during a traffic stop
last year after police learned he had an outstanding warrant. Police found nine plastic bags of heroin on him, about 4.04 grams.

Also on Thursday, Travis pleaded not guilty to a charge of felony second-degree drug sale of a schedule I or II narcotic in a school zone and three counts of felony third-degree drug sale of a narcotic.

According to the court complaint, Travis sold heroin to two police informants on three separate occasions. His pre-trial for these charges is scheduled for Feb. 9.