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Austin man allegedly selling ecstasy

$100,000 unconditional bail set for suspect

By Tim Ruzek

truzek@postbulletin.com

An Austin man is accused of selling tablets of the illegal drug ecstasy after local authorities searched his home Tuesday night near a city park.

Jacob Michael Storlie, 18, is charged in Mower District Court with one count of felony second-degree drug crime and two counts of felony third-degree drug crime. Two of the counts allege Storlie did the crime in a park zone.

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Storlie’s home at 810 Fourth Ave. S.W. is within a block of Galloway Park, according to the criminal complaint.

On Thursday, Judge Fred Wellmann set bail for Storlie at $100,000 with no conditions, court documents show.

At the time of his arrest, Storlie was on pretrial release for a pending felony case of fifth-degree drug crime in Mower County, records show.

According to the complaint, Austin police forced open a door to Storlie’s home about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday after getting no response from knocking numerous times and announcing their presence with a search warrant.

Authorities seized three grams of cocaine and 33 dosage units of suspected ecstasy tablets in Storlie’s home, the complaint says.

Police later arrested Storlie after finding him in a vehicle in the 500 block of 10th Avenue Southwest.

Storlie allegedly told police he was selling ecstasy tablets and that the drugs found in his home belonged to him, the complaint says.

Storlie returns to court July 10.

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