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Sentencing set in drug case

Dion Edward Wadley, 46, of Austin pleaded guilty in Mower County District Court on Friday to two counts of felony third-degree sales of a narcotic as part of a plea agreement.

Three charges of felony second-degree sales of heroin in a school zone and another charge of felony third-degree sales of a narcotic will be dismissed at the sentencing.


Wadley was arrested on March 21 at his residence in the 1800 block of East Oakland Avenue as police executed a search warrant. Staff of nearby Neveln Elementary School was notified of the search warrant to ensure the safety of the students.

Prior to his arrest, Wadley sold heroin to a police informant three times over the course of two months, according to court documents. He sold a total of 2.1 grams of heroin to the informant.

Wadley has prior convictions for theft, terroristic threats, assault and harassment.

In Minnesota, a felony third-degree sale of a narcotic carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Wadley will be sentenced on March 2.