An Austin man who was found to be in possession of two small baggies containing 2.91 grams of methamphetamine on his personage, plus approximately 40.96 grams of methamphetamine, including 25.88 grams packaged for sale in 3.58 gram bags, $395 cash and various items of drug paraphernalia during the execution of a search warrant on his residence in the 800 block of 9th Street Southeast on the morning of Jan. 10, 2019 has been sentenced to supervised probation in Mower County District Court.

76-year old Rogelio Rodriguez-Sanchez was sentenced to 10 years of supervised probation for a felony charge of second-degree drugs, possession of 25 grams or more of cocaine or methamphetamine.

The charge was reduced from felony first-degree drugs, possession with intent to sell 17 grams or more of methamphetamine as part of a plea agreement reached on March 2nd.

Judge Jeffery Kritzer determined that Rodriguez-Sanchez must also pay just over $1,000 in fines and fees and must also follow 20 conditions while on probation.  Failure to follow the conditions could result in a 108-month prison sentence.  A second individual arrested at the scene, 27-year old Maria Ann Sanchez of Austin also pleaded guilty to a felony drug possession charge and will be sentenced in Mower County District Court on June 18.