Man allegedly sells over 27 grams of meth to police informant; Has history of drug sales

Published 7:33 am Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tom Heuangsayaseng, 33, of Austin was charged on Wednesday in Mower County District Court with felony first-degree drugs-sale of 17 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Tom Heuangsayaseng, 33

According to the court complaint, narcotics detectives met with a confidential reliable informant (CRI) on Dec. 13 about purchasing methamphetamine from Heuangsayaseng. The CRI and his vehicle were searched and police provided him buy money and an audio transmitter.

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The CRI was monitored as he went to Heuangsayaseng’s residence in the 600 block of 10th Street Northeast. The CRI entered the residence and detectives heard him speaking to Heuangsayaseng, who then sold the CRI methamphetamine.

Following the sale, police met with the CRI at a predetermined location. The CRI turned over 27.81 grams of methamphetamine and confirmed Heuangsayaseng sold him the drugs.

A review of Heuangsayaseng’s criminal history shows prior convictions for fleeing a peace officer, carrying/possessing a pistol without a permit, assault, drug possession and first and third-degree drug sales

Heuangsayaseng will appear in court again on Jan. 28.