Man changes plea to guilty in drug sales

Published 8:10 am Thursday, February 22, 2018

Jordan Tashawn Travis, 21, of Austin pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree sales of a narcotic as part of a plea agreement on Tuesday in Mower County District Court. He initially pleaded not guilty to the charge on Oct. 12.

Jordan Tashawn Travis, 21

A charge of felony second-degree drug sale of a schedule I or II narcotic in a school zone and a third count of felony third-degree sale of a narcotic will be dropped at the sentencing.

Travis sold heroin to two police informants on three separate occasions, according to the complaint. On each occasion, the informants were searched, as were their vehicles, and provided with audio transmitters and buy money. They then surrendered the heroin to police at a designated meeting spot after each buy.

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A review of Travis’s criminal history shows prior convictions for theft and third-degree possession of three grams or more of heroin.

A sentencing date has yet to be determined.