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Drive-By Shooting Leads to Search Warrants, Arrests

Matthew Klein and Carrie Iverson Matthew Klein and Carrie Iverson

September 18, 2017 04:16 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Two people are in custody after a drive-by shooting in Austin which led to the execution of two search warrants and discovery of a marijuana growing operation.


Austin Police were called to the 1000 block of 11th avenue southwest around 10:45 Sunday morning on a report of a shooting that had occurred the night before.

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Police Chief Brian Krueger said officers received conflicting information about when the shooting occurred. Neighbors placed the time between 9:30 and midnight Saturday night.


As part of their investigation, police got search warrants for two Austin homes, one in the 900 block of 11th avenue southwest, the other in the 200 block of south Main Street.


Police Chief Brian Krueger said a large marijuana growing operation was found in the home on 11th avenue, and a number of plants were seized.


Several jars of a green leafy substance, believed to be marijuana, were found at the Main Street location.
Two people, 39-year-old Matthew Klein and 36-year-old Carrie Iverson, were taken into custody.  One at each location.


Police are still investigating the incident and Police Chief Brian Krueger said they’re not sure whether the shooting was connected to the growing operation, or whether discovery of the marijuana operation was a coincidence, stemming from the shooting investigation.


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