An Austin man found to be in possession of over 200 grams of methamphetamine after an August traffic stop is pleading guilty in Mower County District Court.
31-year old Erik Scott Ulland was charged with 1st degree drug possession, possession of marijuana in a vehicle, and driving after revocation after he was pulled over on August 21st. Austin Police reported that they were notified a silver 1999 Honda Civic that might have drugs inside was heading to Austin. Officers stated that the Honda was seen driving at an unsafe speed, passing other vehicles in an unsafe manner, and almost causing a head-on collision.
The car was eventually stopped in the area of 14th Street NW and Interstate 90 and was being driven by Ulland. A police canine unit indicated drugs in the vehicle and 211 grams of methamphetamine was found in the trunk. Authorities reported that 4.14 grams of marijuana were found on Ulland. Police stated that Ulland told them he had picked up the drugs from someone and someone else was supposed to pick them up from him.
Ulland pleaded guilty Monday to a felony 1st degree drug possession charge. A sentencing hearing in Mower County District Court is now scheduled for December 12. Ulland remains in the Mower County Jail on $100,000 bond.
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