Five of six people arrested after drug raids on February 20th on two apartments in southwest Austin have entered pleas in Mower County District Court.
44-year old Kelvin Tyrone Cotton Jr. of Austin, has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of 2nd degree sale of drugs. Authorities indicated that he sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant on multiple occasions between December 3, 2019, and January 14, 2020. Cotton is accused of selling a total of 17.22 grams of methamphetamine. No sentencing date has been set due to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the Minnesota court system.
Not guilty pleas have been entered by 25-year old Kody Scott Larson, 48-year old Jerry Arthur Hoy, 37-year old Andrew Lavelle Alexander and 20-year old Kron Dvonte Girsham Stevenson, all of Austin.
Larson is charged with 3rd and 5th degree drug possession. Hoy is charged with 2nd degree sale of methamphetamine, and 3rd and 5th degree drug possession. Alexander is charged with 1st degree sale of methamphetamine. Stevenson is charged with 3rd and 5th degree drug possession.
No plea has been entered by 24-year old Betheny Rose Kuehn for charges of 3rd and 5th degree drug possession.
All six were arrested after raids on two apartments in the 1000 block of 2nd Avenue SW. Austin Police reported that just over six grams of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana was found in one of the apartments.
In addition, police indicated that Alexander sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant three times between December 20, 2019, and January 9, 2020. Court documents state the methamphetamine totaled 20.97 grams. Alexander is scheduled for a jury trial starting May 26. No other trial dates have been set due to the COVID-19 pandemic.