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Austin man pleads guilty to drug possession and DWI charges in Mower County District Court

An Austin man found with a large amount of methamphetamine after a traffic stop in September of 2019 is pleading guilty in Mower County District Court.  

53-year old Raymond Leonard Sheldon was pulled over on September 24, 2019, for not having a valid driver’s license. The arresting sheriff’s deputy reported that Sheldon appeared to be under the influence and failed four field sobriety tests and then refused to submit to either a blood or urine test.

Court documents state a search of Sheldon’s vehicle turned up 52 grams of methamphetamine, two methamphetamine pipes, plastic baggies, a digital scale, and razor blades with methamphetamine residue on them.

Sheldon pleaded guilty Friday to charges of 2nd degree possession of methamphetamine and 3rd degree DWI. His sentencing in Mower County District Court is scheduled for April 16.


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