Man charged with selling methamphetamine; Allegedly sold over 28 grams to informant
Published 8:18 am Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Jamie Lee Chris Schammel, 38, of Austin was charged on Monday in Mower County District Court with felony first-degree sales of 17 grams or more of methamphetamine.
According to the court complaint, narcotics detectives met with a confidential reliable informant (CRI) on Sept. 6 to see about buying an ounce of methamphetamine from Schammel. The CRI was searched and provided with buy money and an audio transmitter.
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The police monitored the CRI when he met Schammel at a location in Austin, the complaint states.
Schammel handed the CRI a package in exchange for the money. The CRI then met with the police at a predetermined location and surrendered 28.24 grams of methamphetamine, which was then sent to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension laboratory for analysis.
A review of Schammel’s criminal history shows prior convictions for disorderly conduct, theft, tampering with a motor vehicle, attempted state lottery fraud, terroristic threats, domestic assault, drug possession and third-degree murder (controlled substance, aiding and abetting).
Schammel will appear in court again on Oct. 1.