Man pleads guilty to 2015 drug sale; Sold heroin to police informant

Published 8:40 am Friday, June 21, 2019

Alonzo Ian Smith

Alonzo Ian Smith, 40, of Chicago, Illinois, pleaded guilty to felony third-degree drugs-sale of a narcotic as part of a plea agreement on Thursday in Mower County District Court.

The charge was changed from an initial charge of felony third-degree drugs-sale of narcotic drug-subsequent offense as part of the agreement.

Court documents state that detectives met with a confidential informant (CI) on April 30, 2015, about purchasing heroin from Smith, who agreed to meet the CI at Riverside Arena for the transaction. The CI also said Smith would likely be driven to the location in a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer.

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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 the driver, 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 the driver, who in turn gave it to him. He also said he handed the money to the driver, who in turn handed it to Smith.

A warrant for Smith’s arrest was issued on May 14, 2015.

A review of Smith’s criminal history shows a prior conviction for felony drug sales.

Smith will be sentenced on Aug. 15.