An Austin man who received drug and theft charges in May in Mower County District Court made his first appearance on Monday for five new felony charges.
36-year old Anthony Barrett Graham has been charged with felonies for 2nd-degree drugs, sale of three grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm, 3rd-degree drugs, sale of a narcotic, and 5th-degree drug possession. He was also charged with felonies for being a violent felon in possession of a firearm and for being a violent felon in possession of firearm ammunition.
The additional felony charges levied against Graham stem from when he was arrested by Austin Police on pending drug charges on Friday morning near the 1200 block of Oakland Avenue. During the arrest, police found a 9 mm handgun loaded with 16 rounds of ammunition in Graham’s possession, along with 7.3 grams of methamphetamine in five separate units packaged for sale, a digital scale and $130 in cash. Due to prior drug convictions, Graham cannot legally be in possession of a firearm.
Graham is currently awaiting disposition on charges in Mower County District Court that include felonies for 2nd-degree drugs, sale of 10 grams or more of a narcotic drug other than heroin, 3rd-degree drugs, possession of 10 grams or more of a narcotic drug other than heroin, also for theft, taking, using or transferring movable property without consent, plus misdemeanors for possession of over 1.4 grams of marijuana in a motor vehicle and for driving after revocation. Graham is also awaiting disposition on a felony charge of 3rd-degree drugs, possession of 10 grams or more of a narcotic drug other than heroin in Olmsted County. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Graham’s next appearance in Mower County District Court is scheduled for August 6th.