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Separate pleas in Austin drug arrests

Samuel Tanner

Police say they found over 150 grams of methamphetamine.

Posted: Nov. 30, 2017 2:42 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. – Two people arrested after police said they found over 150 grams of methamphetamine have entered different pleas.

The Austin Police Department executed a search warrant on November 14 at a home in the 900 block of 4th Avenue SW. The resident, 35-year-old Samuel Michael Tanner, reportedly admitted having two ounces of meth in his bedroom and to using the drug the previous day.

Dakota Janning

Officers say they found 159.47 grams of meth when they searched Tanner’s home. Police say they also found less than half a gram of meth and a small amount of marijuana on someone at Tanner’s home when it was searched, 20-year-old Dakota Ray Janning of Austin.

Tanner has pleaded guilty to 2nd degree possession of meth. His sentencing is scheduled for December 28. Janning is pleading not guilty to charges of 3rd and 5th degree drug possession. His trial is set for March 12, 2018.

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