Austin man gets concurrent prison sentences for drug possession

Published 9:59 am Saturday, May 4, 2019

Bobby Paul Khaoone, 30, of Austin was sentenced to 68 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud for violating probation on a conviction of felony second-degree possession of 25 grams or more of cocaine or methamphetamine on Friday in Mower County District Court.

He received a concurrent sentence of 45 month in the Minnesota Correctional Facility for felony third-degree drugs-possess 10 grams or more of a narcotic drug other than heroin. He received credit for 79 days served.

Judge Kevin Siefken issued the sentence.

Bobby Paul Khaoone, 30

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Khaoone was initially sentenced to 25 years of probation for the second-degree felony drug conviction on Dec. 21.

In that case, Department of Corrections agents arrested Khaoone on a warrant on March 27, 2018, in a garage in the 2000 block of Third Avenue Northeast, according to court documents. Agents saw a meth tube in a drawer, prompting them to obtain a search warrant. The garage was set-up as a makeshift apartment and law enforcement found three bags containing a substance that tested positive as methamphetamine in a drawer under a coffee table in the middle of the room. The meth weighed a total of 41.74 grams.

A bag including two scales, smaller bags for packaging, a meth pipe and a tube with meth residue were also found.

Khaoone was arrested again on Feb. 13 when law enforcement executed a search warrant at an apartment in the 600 block of Seventh Street Northeast, court documents state. 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 review of Khaoone’s criminal record shows prior convictions for drug possession.