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Six arrested as part of drug investigation

Methamphetamine allegedly found during search warrant

Six individuals were arrested after law enforcement raided two Southwest Austin apartments as part of a drug investigation.

According to Austin Police Chief David McKichan, Austin police, Mower County deputies and agents with the Southeast Minnesota Violent Crimes Enforcement Team executed a search warrant Thursday morning on two adjacent apartments in the 1000 block of Second Avenue Southwest. Law enforcement recovered over six grams of suspected methamphetamine from one of the apartments. The second apartment was vacant, though McKichan indicated police believed it was being used for drug-related activity.

Six were arrested Thursday morning on drug charges.

Five individuals, Andrew Levelle Alexander, 37, Jerry Arthur Hoy, 48, Betheny Rose Kuehn, 24, Kody Scott Larson, 25, and Kron Dvonte Stevenson, 20, all of Austin, were arrested at the scene. A sixth individual, Kelvin Tyrone Cotton Jr., 44, of Austin, was arrested later in the day.

All six made first appearances on Friday in Mower County District Court.

Alexander and Cotton have been charged with felony first-degree drugs – sale of 17 grams or more of methamphetamine within a 90-day period.

Hoy has been charged with felony second-degree drugs – sale of methamphetamine in a park zone, felony third-degree drugs – possess schedule I or II narcotic drug in a park zone – and felony fifth-degree drug possession.

Kuehn has been charged with felony third-degree drugs – possess methamphetamine in a park zone – and felony fifth-degree drug possession.

Larson and Stevenson have been charged with felony third-degree drugs – possess methamphetamine in a park zone – and gross misdemeanor fifth-degree drug possession.

All will appear in court again on March 5.