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Arrests made following convenience store theft, discovery of 53 grams of meth

WINDOM -- A theft from a Windom convenience store last week led to the discovery of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and drug charges for two individuals whose escape was soiled by a Windom police officer.

WINDOM - A theft from a Windom convenience store last week led to the discovery of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and drug charges for two individuals whose escape was soiled by a Windom police officer.

Morgan Round, 20, of Chatfield and Jeremy L. Bobo, 40, of Winona face felony first-degree drug possession of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in Cottonwood County District Court. Bobo is also charged with misdemeanor theft after allegedly stealing items from a Windom gas station. Round also faces additional charges: introduce contraband into a jail, a gross misdemeanor and DWI - operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

According to the criminal complaint, law enforcement spotted a vehicle south of Windom that matched the description of that provided by the convenience store clerk after a man did not pay for items. The vehicle was stopped in the middle of Minnesota 60 before a traffic stop was initiated, the complaint details.

Without being prompted, Bobo immediately told the officer he had stolen a charger from the store because he did not have any money. Round, the vehicle’s driver, appeared fidgety and had dilated eyes, the complaint states.

A number of field sobriety tests were performed before a warrant for a blood draw was obtained.

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Round allegedly informed the officer that small, clear pieces on the hospital room’s floor had been there before her arrival. She asked to resituate her clothing, and more pieces that she confirmed as methamphetamine dropped to the floor, the complaint continued. She denied knowing it was on her person, and claimed the meth belonged to Bobo.

Nobles County Jail staff allegedly collected 53.5 grams of meth from Round during the booking process.

Round’s unconditional bail was set at $100,000 and Bobo’s at $150,000. Their initial appearances are scheduled July 24 in Cottonwood County District Court.

Mugshots of Round and Bobo were unavailable by press time Tuesday.

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