Two arrested on drug charges

Published 11:09 am Monday, March 2, 2009

Two people face charges for drug trafficking after their arrest Friday night at a downtown Austin apartment.

According to the Austin Police Department, Pamela S. Peters, 22, was taken into custody inside an apartment she rented at 605 North Main Street (the old Austin Medical Center building).

Donnie M. Zankou, 25, who apparently shared the apartment with Peters was arrested leaving the scene, when officers arrived.

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The arrests were conducted by officers from the Austin Police Department, Mower County Sheriff’s Office and Southeast Minnesota Narcotics Task Force, according to the announcement.

Officers seized 37 individual packets of crack cocaine “rocks” totaling 3.7 grams as wells as other drug paraphernalia in Apartment No. 7 at the building.

The pair are being held in the Mower County Jail, awaiting formal charges being filed in Mower County District Court.