Man charged with selling heroin

Published 7:48 am Thursday, March 21, 2019

A man wanted by local law enforcement since 2015 appeared on Wednesday in Mower County District Court.

Alonzo Ian Smith, 40

Alonzo Ian Smith, 40, of Chicago, Illinois, was charged with felony third-degree drugs-sale of narcotic drug-subsequent offense.

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According to the court complaint, detectives met with a confidential informant (CI) on April 30, 2015. The CI said he could purchase heroin from Smith, who agreed to meet him at Riverside Arena for the transaction.

The CI also said Smith would likely be driven to the location by Nicholas John Miller in a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer.

The CI was provided with buy money and followed by police to Riverside Arena. The CI parked next to the Chevrolet Blazer, occupied by Smith and Miller, and entered the Blazer’s back seat, where he purchased 0.44 grams of heroin.

After the sale, the CI met with police at a predetermined location and surrendered the heroin. He said Smith gave the heroin to Miller, who in turn gave it to him. He also said he handed the money to Miller, who in turn handed it to Smith.

A warrant for Smith’s arrest was issued on May 14, 2015. Miller, who was arrested after the sale, was convicted of felony fifth-degree drug possession and sentenced to probation in 2016.

A review of Smith’s criminal history shows a prior conviction for felony drug sales, for which he was on probation at the time of the alleged sale.

Smith will appear in court again on April 1.