$100,000 drug bust in Austin

Jean Michael Miranda-Sanchez (left) and Rudolfo Portillo Jean Michael Miranda-Sanchez (left) and Rudolfo Portillo

Two men arrested after authorities follow a drug shipment from California.

Posted: May 11, 2018 1:15 PM
Updated: May 11, 2018 3:08 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. – Two men are facing charges after law enforcement intercepted a drug shipment from California with a street value of around $100,000.

Jean Michael Miranda-Sanchez, 24 of Austin, and Rodolfo Alonso Portillo, 21 of Rochester, were arrested Thursday and booked into the Mower County Jail for 1st degree drug possession.

Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger says a joint operation between his department, the Mower County Sheriff’s Office, the Southeast Minnesota Violent Crime Enforcement Team, and the Minneapolis Airport Police followed a package containing five pounds of methamphetamine and one pound of cocaine as it went from the airport to an East Oakland Avenue Address. Krueger says that’s where Miranda-Sanchez and Portillo picked up the package.

Police then stopped the two men in their vehicle and took them into custody.

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