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Meth and a gun send Austin man to prison

Jesse Kranz
Jesse Kranz

He was arrested in July 2017.

Posted: Apr 26, 2018 3:23 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. – A gun and some drugs are sending a Mower County man to prison.

Jesse Dean Kranz, 33 of Austin, was arrested in July 2017 after Austin police say he was found in possession of 5.8 grams of methamphetamine and a 9-millimeter handgun. Kranz, who has multiple past convictions, pleaded guilty to violent felon in possession of a firearm and 5th degree drug possession.

He was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison, with credit for 52 days already served.

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