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Woman gets 25-year probation sentence for drug sales

Amanda Ray Gilles, 33, of Austin was sentenced to 25 years of probation for felony second-degree drugs-sale of 10 grams or more of a narcotic other than heroin on Friday in Mower County District Court.

She received credit for 122 days served in jail.

A charge of felony first-degree drugs-sale of 17 grams or more of methamphetamine within a 90-day period and a second charge of felony second-degree drugs-sale of 10 grams or more of a narcotic other than heroin were dismissed as part of a plea agreement reached on Jan. 10.

Amanda Ray Gilles, 33

Judge Jeffrey Kritzer issued the sentence.

Court documents state that narcotics detectives met with a confidential reliable informant (CRI) on Dec. 5, 2017, about purchasing half an ounce of methamphetamine from Gilles. The CRI and his vehicle were searched and he was provided with buy money and an audio recording device. Detectives monitored the CRI as he drove to the Shopko parking lot, where a white Ford Taurus met him. The CRI got into the Taurus, purchased methamphetamine from Gilles, then returned to his car and left the parking lot. He met the detectives at a predetermined location and surrendered 14 grams of methamphetamine.

The following day, the detectives again met with the CRI, who advised them that Gilles had agreed to sell him more methamphetamine. The CRI and his vehicle were again searched and he was again given buy money and an audio recording device.

The CRI was then monitored as he drove to the parking lot of Dollar Tree, where the Ford Taurus met him 30 minutes later. Gilles was observed entering the CRI’s vehicle, then exiting and going into the Dollar Tree. The CRI then met with the detectives and surrendered 14.1 grams of methamphetamine.

A review of Gilles’ criminal record shows a prior conviction for domestic assault.

Along with probation, Gilles must also perform 80 hours of community service and follow 22 conditions. Failure to follow the conditions could result in 48 months in prison.