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Willmar man pleads guilty to drug charge

WILLMAR -- Joey Gene Meyer, 50, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended charge of second-degree drug sale for selling 13 grams of methamphetamine to an informant and agent for the CEE-VI Drug Task Force.

As part of a plea agreement reached in Kandiyohi County District Court, the charge was was reduc-ed from fi-rst deg-ree, and an another fi-rst-degree count will be dismissed. Meyer will be sentenced, likely to 41 months in prison, on Oct. 4.

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.

Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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