Man pleads guilty to meth sales

Tony Viramonh, 32, of Austin pleaded guilty to felony second-degree drugs – sale of 10 grams or more – a narcotic other than heroin within a 90-day period – as part of a plea agreement on Thursday in Mower County District Court.

Tony Viramonh, 32

The charge was reduced from felony first-degree drugs – sale of 17 grams or more of methamphetamine within a 90-day period – as part of the agreement

Court documents state a confidential reliable informant (CRI) met with law enforcement on June 12 about purchasing methamphetamine from Viramonh. The CRI made contact with Viramonh and arranged to meet him at a location in the city of Austin. The CRI was searched, provided with buy money and an audio transmitter, and monitored as he met with Viramonh. He purchased 1.76 grams of methamphetamine, which he then surrendered to police at a predetermined location.

Similar purchases were made on June 19, June 26 and June 28. On each occasion, the CRI was searched by police, given buy money and an audio transmitter, and monitored as he met Viramonh at locations in Austin. After each occasion, the CRI surrendered 3.32 grams, 6.97 grams and 6.85 grams of methamphetamine respectively.

A review of Viramonh’s criminal record shows prior convictions for drug possession, terroristic threats and assault.

Viramonh will be sentenced on July 16.