Adams couple pleads guilty to cocaine sales; Charges reduced as part of plea agreement
Published 6:51 am Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Noah Dean Skattebo, 40, of Adams pleaded guilty on Friday in Mower County District Court to felony second-degree drugs-sale of 10 grams or more of a narcotic other than heroin within a 90-day period.
Danyel Sharon Skattebo, 38, of Adams pleaded guilty to felony third-degree drugs-possession of 10 grams or more of a narcotic other than heroin.
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Both pleas were part of a plea agreement. Noah’s charge was reduced from felony first-degree drugs-sale of 17 grams or more of cocaine within a 90-day period and Danyel’s charge was reduced from felony second-degree drugs-sale of 10 grams or more of a narcotic other than heroin as part of the agreement.
A charge of felony sale of a simulated narcotic levied against Noah will be dismissed at the sentencing as part of the agreement.
According to the court complaint, police met with a confidential reliable informant (CRI) on March 9 about purchasing cocaine from Noah. The CRI was searched and given a recording device and buy money. Police then monitored him as he entered Skattebo’s residence in the 900 block of 11th Avenue Southwest in Austin and purchased cocaine from Noah. The CRI then met with police in a designated area and surrendered 6.27 grams of cocaine. The CRI also said Noah bragged he had “the best coke in town.”
The CRI met with police again on March 12 and arranged another cocaine purchase from Noah. The CRI was again searched, given buy money and a recording device, and monitored as he went to the residence and spoke with Danyel. The CRI met with police again and surrendered 13.7 grams of cocaine, saying Danyel sold him the drugs because Noah was asleep.
The CRI also arranged purchases for March 14 and 15. The same process was repeated and the CRI surrendered an additional 6.74 grams of cocaine and 13.46 grams of cocaine respectively.
A review of Noah Skattebo’s criminal record shows prior convictions for criminal sexual conduct, issuing dishonored checks and assault. A review of Danyel Skattebo’s criminal record shows a prior conviction for theft.
Both will be sentenced on May 2.