Austin man sentenced to jail time, supervised probation on felony drug sale charge in Mower County District Court

An Austin man who sold .60 grams of heroin to a confidential informant at a location in Austin on September 18th, 2019 has been sentenced to jail time and supervised probation in Mower County District Court.  

24-year old Austin Douglas Kinder was sentenced Thursday to 90 days in jail and five years of supervised probation for a felony charge of 3rd degree drugs, sale of a narcotic.  A 21-month prison sentence was stayed for five years if Kinder complies with the terms of his probation, and he was given credit for seven days already served.  Judge Kevin Siefken determined that the balance of the 90-day jail sentence against Kinder would be stayed to allow him to remain in treatment.

Kinder first pleaded guilty to the felony drug sale charge on January 23rd, 2020, and he was convicted in May of the same year.  A felony 5th degree drug possession charge against Kinder in the case was dismissed with his guilty plea.