Austin woman sentenced to prison time on 2nd degree drug possession, escape from custody charges in Mower County District Court

An Austin woman who was found with heroin in her vehicle after a traffic stop in Austin in November of 2019 has been convicted and sentenced to prison time and restitution in Mower County District Court. 

37-year old Angela Marie Edge was charged with felonies for 2nd degree drugs, possession of six grams or more of heroin, fifth-degree drug possession, and a misdemeanor for driving after revocation after a traffic stop on November 29, 2019, on 4th Street NW in Austin.  A state trooper reported that he recognized Edge as someone who did not have a valid driver’s license.

The trooper stated that a passenger in Edge’s vehicle was “visibly impaired by narcotics” and an Austin police K9 unit was called in.  The dog indicated the presence of drugs in Edge’s vehicle and court records state a search of the vehicle turned up 37.5 grams of heroin and $3,990 in cash.

Edge pleaded guilty in October of 2020 to the felony second-degree drug possession charge and was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison, with credit for 302 days already served, and Edge must also pay $2,995 in restitution.  Edge was also convicted and sentenced Friday to 23 months in prison for a felony charge of escape from custody after she was given a furlough from the Mower County jail to attend drug treatment in January of 2020.  A detective with the Mower County Sheriff’s Office was informed that Edge never showed up to the drug treatment facility, and she also did not return to jail.

Edge also pleaded guilty to the felony escape from custody charge in October of 2020, and Judge Christa Dailey determined that Edge can serve the two sentences concurrently.