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Man pleads not guilty to drug sales

A Canton, South Dakota, man allegedly sold heroin to a police informant made his first appearance on Friday in Mower County District Court.

Nathan Paul Reimers, 29, pleaded not guilty to two counts of felony third-degree drugs-sale of narcotic.

Nathan Paul Reimers, 29

According to the court complaint, narcotics detectives met with a confidential reliable informant (CRI) on Feb. 26 about purchasing heroin from Reimers. The CRI was searched, equipped with an audio transmitter and buy money, and monitored as he went to a location in Austin to meet with Reimers. Reimers sold the CRI 1.29 grams of what was later determined to be a mixture of heroin and fentanyl, which the CRI surrendered to police.

Law enforcement met with the CRI again on March 13 after he arranged to purchase more heroin from Reimers. The CRI was again searched, equipped with an audio transmitter and buy money, and monitored as he went to a location in Austin to meet with Reimers. Reimers sold the CRI 0.92 grams of the heroin/fentanyl mixture, which the CRI again surrendered to police.

A review of Reimers’ criminal history shows prior convictions for theft, issuing dishonored checks, and fleeing a peace officer. He is currently awaiting disposition on charges of felony second-degree burglary and misdemeanor theft.

A pre-trial has been scheduled for Jan. 24.