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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.

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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