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Austin woman sentenced for felony drug and gross misdemeanor DWI charges in Mower County District Court

An Austin woman who pleaded guilty to felony drug and gross misdemeanor DWI charges in Mower County District Court in November of 2020 has been sentenced to supervised probation, jail time and community work service.

41-year old Dixie Lou Denhof was sentenced Thursday to five years of supervised probation, 14 days in jail and 50 hours of work service for a felony 5th degree drug possession charge.  Denhof was given credit for 14 days already served, and a 21-month prison sentence was stayed for five years if she complies with the terms of her probation.  Denhof was also sentenced to two years of supervised probation for a gross misdemeanor charge of DWI, operating a motor vehicle with the body containing any amount of Schedule I or II drugs, not marijuana.  Judge Christa Dailey stayed 351 days of a one-year jail sentence for two years if Denhof complies with the terms of her probation, and she was given credit for 14 days already served.  

Denhof pleaded guilty to the charges on November 2nd, 2020, and she was convicted the same day.  A felony charge for storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in the presence of a child, a misdemeanor charge for driving after suspension and a petty misdemeanor charge for possession of drug paraphernalia in the case were all dismissed with Denhof’s guilty pleas.

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