Man sentenced to 20 years of probation for drug sales

Published 6:21 am Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Juan Jose Vazquez, 24, of Austin was sentenced to 20 years of probation for felony third-degree drugs-sale of a narcotic on Thursday in Mower County District Court.

Juan Jose Vazquez, 24

A charge of felony fifth-degree drug possession was dismissed at the sentencing as part of a plea agreement made on Jan. 31.

Judge Jeffrey Kritzer issued the sentence.

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Court documents state that narcotics detectives met with a confidential informant (CI) on Oct. 8, 2018, about purchasing heroin from Vazquez. The CI and his vehicle were searched and police provided him with an audio transmitter and buy money. The CI was then monitored as he met Vazquez at a location in Austin.

Vazquez approached the CI and the two walked a short distance before Vazquez sold him heroin. The CI then walked away and was picked up by a detective. The CI surrendered two grams of heroin and confirmed Vazquez sold him the drugs.

In addition to probation, Vazquez must follow 18 conditions and pay $135 in fees. He received credit for 17 days served in jail.