Man pleads guilty to meth sale

Published 3:11pm Saturday, March 8, 2014

An Albert Lea man has pleaded guilty to selling methamphetamine to a drug task force informant.

Anthony Dugstad
Anthony Dugstad

Anthony Carl Dugstad, 27, entered the plea Friday in Freeborn County District Court to one count of first-degree meth sales as part of a plea agreement between his public defender and the Freeborn County Attorney’s Office.

A count of second-degree sales was dismissed.

Dugstad was initially charged with selling a combined total of 16 grams of the drug.

Assistant Freeborn County Attorney David Walker said Dugstad faces a presumptive prison sentence of six years and two months in prison.

The sale he pleaded guilty to took place Nov. 29 at a storage shed in Albert Lea.

The initial court complaint stated the sale was for 10.6 grams of meth, but the weight according to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension crime lab was 10.1 grams.

Walker said the amount sold was just one-tenth of a gram over the 10 grams required for a first-degree sales charge.

Dugstad is slated to be sentenced April 3.