Willmar man sentenced to 41 months for meth deal
WILLMAR -- Joey Gene Meyer, 50, of Willmar, was sentenced Monday to 41 months in prison on a second-degree drug sale charge for selling 13 grams of methamphetamine to an informant and agent for the CEE-VI Drug Task Force.
Meyer was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine as part of his sentence handed down in Kandiyohi County District Court. He was given credit for 187 days already served in jail.
As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from first degree. Another first-degree count was dismissed.
The charges were filed after a confidential informant for the drug task force made two meth purchases from Meyer on Aug. 28, 2009. Both deals were completed at a Willmar apartment complex. The first purchase was 6.5 grams of meth and the second was 3.3 grams of meth. On Sept. 17, a task force agent purchased 3.2 grams of meth from Meyer.
The drugs were tested and weighed by the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.