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Man pleads guilty to selling meth to deputy, informant

A man who reportedly sold more than 7 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover deputy and informant in April 2016 in Albert Lea pleaded guilty Friday in Freeborn County District Court.

Jason Jon Casey, 33, pleaded guilty to second-degree meth sale. Sentencing is scheduled for July 6. Casey, who is currently in prison on a drug-related case from Olmsted County, is also expected to be sentenced to prison on the Freeborn County file, said County Attorney David Walker. The sentences are expected to run concurrently.

Jason Jon Casey

Court documents state Casey was charged after a Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office deputy was told by a confidential informant April 15, 2016, that Casey planned to sell two eight-balls of meth weighing a total of 7 grams for $500.

That afternoon, the deputy and informant traveled to a residence on Third Street and met with Casey.

After getting a scale and measuring the meth, Casey reportedly bagged the drug and handed it to the deputy. The confidential informant then handed the money to him, court documents state.

The baggie weighed 7.6 grams and field-tested for meth.

Second-degree meth sale carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison and a $500,000 fine, with a sentence of no less than three years.

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Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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