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Willmar man sentenced to 41 months for meth deal

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

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.

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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.

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