Two arrested on drug charges

Published 9:32 am Saturday, February 16, 2019

Two individuals arrested during the execution of a search warrant appeared in Mower County District Court on Friday.

Bobby Paul Khaoone, 30, of Austin was charged with felony third-degree drugs-possess 10 grams or more of a narcotic drug other than heroin.

Anthony Ronald Khaoone, 30

Anthony Ronald Khaoone, 28, of Austin was charged with felony store methamphetamine paraphernalia in the home of a child.

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According to the court complaint, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on Wednesday at an apartment in the 600 block of Seventh Street Northeast.

They found Bobby Khaoone inside lying on the living room couch. Officers secured him in handcuffs and read him a Miranda warning, but he declined to make a statement.

A narcotics detective found 19.12 grams of methamphetamine under the couch cushion, and Bobby was taken to the Mower County Jail.

A search of the residence uncovered the following items:

  • One round of rifle ammunition;
  • A Taurus 9mm pistol with magazine and ammunition;
  • A digital scale;
  • A soft drink can with 0.36 grams of methamphetamine residue;
  • A jar that tested positive for methamphetamine;
  • Three cell phones;
  • A security camera; and
  • Various methamphetamine paraphernalia.

Bobby Paul Khaoone, 30

During the execution of the search warrant, Anthony Khaoone arrived in a vehicle with three young children. He told police that he resided at the residence and said the children shared the upstairs bedroom, where police found the jar. He also said that Bobby was staying on the couch and denied any knowledge of the items found in the apartment. He was then arrested and taken to the Mower County Jail.

A review of Bobby Khaoone’s criminal record shows prior convictions for drug possession. He is currently serving a 25-year probation sentence for a felony second-degree possession of 25 grams or more of cocaine or methamphetamine conviction.

Both will appear in court again on Feb. 25.