Man pleads guilty to drug possession; Over 19 grams of methamphetamine found at residence

Published 6:51 am Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Bobby Paul Khaoone, 30, of Austin pleaded guilty to felony third-degree drugs-possess 10 grams or more of a narcotic drug other than heroin as part of a plea agreement on Thursday in Mower County District Court.

Bobby Paul Khaoone, 30

Court documents state that law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on Feb. 13 at an apartment in the 600 block of Seventh Street Northeast. They found 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.

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.

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A review of 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.

Khaoone will be sentenced at a later date.