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Guilty plea in Austin drug/gun case

Jesse Kranz

Man was arrested after a search in July 2017.

Posted: Jan. 8, 2018 12:35 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. – A man arrested after a summer search is pleading guilty.

The Austin Police Department says officers executed a search warrant in the 1900 block of First Avenue NW on July 28, finding 5.8 grams of methamphetamine and a 9-millimeter handgun. Jesse Deane Kranz of Austin was charged with violent felon in possession of a firearm, violent felon in possession of ammunition, and 5th degree drug possession.

He entered a guilty plea on Monday to the firearm and drug possession charges. Kranz is scheduled to be sentenced on April 26 in Mower County District court.

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