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KANAWHA | A Kanawha man has been accused of dealing drugs near two Hancock County schools and child endangerment. 

Brian Douglas Kronemann, 46, was arrested and charged with six felonies after Kanawha police executed a search warrant at his home in October.

During the search at a residence in the 200 block of East Fifth Street, law enforcement said they found 1.15 grams of meth, marijuana, Xanax pills without a prescription and hydrocodone pills without prescription, court documents say. 

Law enforcement also found small, clear baggies and scales known to weigh drugs, according to court documents. 

Bags of meth were located in the living room where it is accessible to a child at the residence, according to the criminal complaint. Another bag was located in Kronemann's bedroom. 

The residence is within 1,000 feet of West Hancock Middle School and Kanawha Christian School. No drug activity occurred on school property, West Hancock Superintendent Wayne Kronemann told the Globe Gazette via email.

Kronemann was charged with distributing near a school, two counts of controlled substance violations and two counts of unlawful possession of prescription drugs. 

The search warrant was the result of an ongoing narcotics investigation by Kanawha Chief of Police Anthony Rasmussen.

The Hancock County Sheriff's Department and Britt Police assisted with the warrant for “numbers” sake, Rasmussen said.

“I’m a one-man department,” Rasmussen said. “I needed the help.”

Rasmussen said the investigation is ongoing and it is unclear if there will be additional charges or arrests.

Kronemann is being held at the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a $25,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is Friday in Hancock County District Court. 

Contact Courtney at 641-421-0534 or on Twitter @CourtneyFiorini.




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