An Austin man who is facing nine felony charges in two different counties is now pleading not guilty to all of them.


36-year old Anthony Barrett Graham entered a not guilty plea Tuesday to a felony charge of 1st degree sale of drugs in Olmsted County District Court.  Graham was arrested on March 17 after the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office reported that he sold approximately 25 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant. No trial date has been scheduled.

Graham previously pleaded not guilty after two arrests in Mower County.

In May, Graham was charged with 2nd degree sale of drugs, 3rd degree drug possession, and theft. Graham is accused of stealing over $2,500 in electronic devices from the Kwik Trip in the 1500 block of 10th Drive NW in Austin. When he was arrested, Austin Police reported that 12 grams of marijuana and 17 grams of methamphetamine were found in the vehicle Graham was driving.

Graham was arrested again in July and charged with 2nd degree sale of methamphetamine, being a violent felon in possession of a firearm, being a violent felon in possession of ammunition, 3rd degree drug sales, and 5th degree drug possession. Austin Police stated that Graham was picked up with a 9-millimeter handgun, 16 rounds of ammunition, seven grams of methamphetamine that was individually packaged for sale, and a digital scale.

Graham is scheduled to stand trial on all charges in Mower County District Court on January 4, 2021.