Two Austin men charged with felony drug crimes from two different cases made their first appearances on Thursday in Mower County District Court.

Sheldon Rodriguez-Sanchez

52-year old Raymond Leonard Sheldon was charged with felonies for first-degree drugs-sale of 17 grams or more of cocaine of methamphetamine-and first-degree drugs-possess 50 grams or more of cocaine or methamphetamine.  He was also charged with a gross misdemeanor for third-degree DWI-refuse to submit to chemical test of blood or urine as required by search warrant, a misdemeanor for fourth-degree DWI-under the influence of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor for driving after revocation and a petty misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia.

The charges stem from a traffic stop conducted by a Mower County Sheriff’s Deputy on 9th Avenue Southwest in Austin September 24th when the deputy witnessed Sheldon driving a vehicle and knew he did not have a valid drivers license.  An ensuing search of Sheldon’s vehicle turned up two methamphetamine pipes, an empty corner baggy, two plastic bags containing methamphetamine residue, a digital scale, razor blades with methamphetamine residue, unused plastic bags commonly used to package drugs and approximately 52 grams of methamphetamine.  Sheldon was also found with a ½ gram of methamphetamine in his wallet at the Mower County jail.

76-year old Rogelio Rodriguez-Sanchez was charged with a felony for first-degree drugs-possess with intent to sell 17 grams or more of methamphetamine.  The charge stems from a search warrant executed by law enforcement at Rodriguez-Sanchez’s residence on the 800 block of 9th Street Southeast. Authorities found approximately 40.96 grams of methamphetamine, including 25.88 grams packaged for sale in 3.58 gram bags, $395 in cash, various drug paraphernalia items and two small baggies in Rodriguez Sanchez’s pocket containing 2.91 grams of methamphetamine.    

Sheldon and Rodriguez-Sanchez are both scheduled to appear again in Mower County District Court on October 10th. 

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