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

An Austin man who sold 28.32 grams of methamphetamine to a Confidential Reliable Informant, or CRI on February 19th, and who was then arrested on March 23rd in a running vehicle in front of a motel near Dexter with 17 grams of methamphetamine on his personage has pleaded guilty in Mower County District Court.

28-year old Matthew Carl Maxim Koch pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony charges of 2nd degree drugs, sale of 10 grams or more of a narcotic other than heroin within a 90-day period and 3rd degree drugs, possession of 10 grams or more of a narcotic drug other than heroin as part of a plea agreement.  Koch had initially pleaded not guilty on April 2.

The sales charge was reduced from felony 1st degree drugs, sale of 17 grams or more of cocaine or methamphetamine as part of the agreement. A charge of felony 2nd degree drugs, sale of schedule I or II narcotic in a school/park/public housing zone will be dismissed at the sentencing, also as part of the agreement.

Koch is scheduled to be sentenced in Mower County District Court on April 30th. 


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