Austin man sentenced on felony charges of 1st degree drug possession and 4th degree assault on peace officer in Mower County District Court
An Austin man who was found with 211 grams of methamphetamine, 4.14 grams of marijuana, just over $350 in cash and drug paraphernalia items in his vehicle after a traffic stop near the intersection of 14th Street Northwest and Interstate 90 on August 21st, 2019 has been sentenced to a lengthy term of supervised probation and a hefty fine in Mower County District Court.
32-year old Eric Scott Ulland was sentenced Friday to 30 years of supervised probation and just over $30,000 in fines and fees for a felony charge of 1st degree drugs, possession of 100 grams or more of methamphetamine. A 90 month prison sentence was stayed for 30 years if Ulland complies with the terms of his probation, and he pleaded guilty to the charge in September of 2019. Misdemeanor charges for possession of over 1.4 grams of marijuana in a motor vehicle and for driving after revocation in the case were dismissed with the guilty plea.
In a separate case, Ulland was sentenced to a year in jail, three years of supervised probation and 40 hours in the sentence to service program for a felony charge of 4th degree assault on a peace officer, demonstrable bodily harm, which stemmed from an incident on August 9th, 2018. Ulland was given credit for 71 days already served, and Judge Jeffery Kritzer determined that Ulland will be able to serve the remainder of his jail time on work release.
Ulland pleaded guilty to the charge on August 23rd, 2018, and he was convicted the same day. A gross misdemeanor charge of obstructing the legal process, resisting arrest, a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault and a petty misdemeanor charge for possession of a small amount of marijuana in the case were all dismissed with Ulland’s guilty plea.