WORTHINGTON — Two Worthington men were arrested last week after methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were allegedly discovered throughout the home during an executed search warrant.
Daniel Cordova, 22, and Pavit Xayphantho, 37, were arrested following an Aug. 28 search warrant of Xayphantho's home. The search warrant stemmed from a recent traffic stop during which officers had allegedly recovered approximately 8 grams of meth. The driver of the vehicle traced the source of the meth back to Xayphantho's home.
During the search of Xayphantho's home, officers allegedly discovered more than 16 grams of meth scattered between a bedroom, living room and kitchen. Drug paraphernalia was also allegedly discovered.
Xayphantho — who was previously convicted of a federal controlled substance offense in South Dakota — faces first-degree drug sale of meth within a 90-day period, second-degree controlled substance sale and third-degree controlled substance crime, all felonies. His bail was scheduled at $50,000 with conditions; $100,000 without. He faces a maximum penalty of 40 years imprisonment and/or $1 million fine.
Cordova faces second and third-degrees controlled substance crimes, both felonies. His bail was set at $15,000 with conditions; $30,000 without. He faces a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment, a $500,000 fine or both.