Man pleads guilty to meth sales

Published 8:30 am Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wayne Douglas Nystel

Wayne Douglas Nystel, 61, of Mapleview pleaded guilty to felony third-degree drugs-sale of a narcotic as part of a plea agreement on Monday in Mower County District Court. He initially pleaded not guilty on Nov. 1.

A second charge of felony third-degree drugs-sale of a narcotic will be dismissed at the sentencing.

Court records state that narcotics detectives met with a confidential informant (CI) on Aug. 9 about purchasing methamphetamine from Nystel. The CI met with Nystel at his residence in the 100 block of Graham Street in Mapleview and purchased 1.36 grams of methamphetamine.

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The CI made a second purchase from Nystel on Aug. 30, this time for 0.66 grams of methamphetamine.

The CI and his vehicle were searched before each meet and the police gave him an audio transmitter and buy money. The CI met with police at a designated spot after each purchase and surrendered the drugs.

A review of Nystel’s criminal record shows prior convictions for drug sales.

Nystel will be sentenced on July 18.