Police arrest, search suspect’s house near school for drugs
Published 10:14 am Wednesday, August 6, 2014
A 41-year-old Austin man is facing several drug charges after he was arrested and his house was searched by police Tuesday.
Police Capt. Dave McKichan said officers made a traffic stop and arrested the man before 9 a.m. Tuesday after the suspect was caught driving with a canceled license. In addition, police found crystal meth in his car.
Based on information gathered during the arrest, officers obtained a search warrant and went through the man’s house at the 1800 block of East Oakland Avenue at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday. McKichan said officers found 2.5 grams of meth at the home.
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Officers have served warrants at the suspect’s home at least twice before over the past few years, according to McKichan. The man could face charges of drug possession near school property, as the man’s home is several hundred feet away from Neveln Elementary School grounds.
The suspect was taken to Mower County jail pending formal charges from the Mower County Attorney’s office.