Man charged with meth sales
Published 9:02 am Friday, November 2, 2018
Chanh Daeng Inboua, 41, of Austin was charged on Wednesday in Mower County District Court with felony first-degree drugs-sale of 17 grams or more of methamphetamine within a 90-day period.
According to the court complaint, narcotics detectives met with a confidential reliable informant (CRI) on Nov. 7, 2017, about purchasing methamphetamine from Inboua.
The CRI and his vehicle were searched and he was given buy money and an audio transmitter. He was then monitored as he met Inboua in Austin. They had a conversation about drugs, then Inboua sold him 4.635 grams of methamphetamine, which the CRI surrendered to the police.
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Later in the day, the detectives spoke with the CRI again about purchasing more methamphetamine from Inboua, the complaint states. The CRI said Inboua could sell him half an ounce of methamphetamine and arranged to make a purchase. The CRI and his vehicle were searched again and he was provided with more buy money and an audio transmitter. The CRI was then monitored as he met with Inboua again, though Inboua said he did not have the full half-ounce. Inboua sold him 10.271 grams of methamphetamine, which was surrendered to the police.
The detectives met with the CRI again on Nov. 17 about purchasing more methamphetamine from Inboua, the complaint states. The same procedures were carried out and the CRI surrendered 3.534 grams of methamphetamine after purchasing it from Inboua.
A review of Inboua’s criminal history shows a prior conviction for drug possession. He is currently awaiting trial on charges of felony first-degree possession of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and felony violent felon in possession of a firearm.
Inboua will appear in court again on Nov. 8.