Worthington man faces drug charge after accidentally dropping meth in convenience store


WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man faces a drug charge after allegedly dropping a baggie containing methamphetamine from his pants pocket at a convenience store.

According to the criminal complaint filed Monday in Nobles County District Court, Alex Meuangkhoth, 30, was recorded on video surveillance Aug. 1 at Casey's General Store, 1704 Oxford Street, in Worthington reaching into his pants pocket for his wallet to pay the cashier. At the same time, a small baggie fell onto the floor in front of the cashier counter.

The baggie was placed into the store's office and reported to the Worthington Police Department. The substance weighed approximately .7 grams.

Meuangkhoth was arrested Aug. 10 during a traffic stop in Worthington. He faces a charge of felony fifth-degree drug possession, which is punishable by five years imprisonment, a $10,000 fine or both.

His conditional bail was scheduled at $1,500 and his unconditional at $10,000.

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