2 Austin teens caught during alleged drug deal

Published 11:58 am Friday, March 25, 2011

Two Austin teenagers are being held at Many Rivers Juvenile Detention Center in Rochester after allegedly making a drug deal at Austin High School.

Police Chief Brian Krueger said school staff alerted the school resource officer that there was suspicious behavior between two teens — both boys ages 16 and 17. Upon investigation, the boys were arrested for attempting to distribute a small amount of marijuana.

Krueger said the boys tried to run from police once they were handcuffed and outside of the school. One of the teens ran from the high school across West Oakland Avenue and was apprehended shortly after.

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The report has been forwarded to the Mower County Attorney’s Office for charges.

The teens in this article were not named because it is the Daily Herald’s practice not to identify juveniles in criminal matters.