Tuesday, 03 June 2014 11:11

Jordan, MN, Shop Owner Arrested on Meth Charges

David Michael Kepner, owner of Smash Auto Body in Jordan, MN, has been charged in Scott County District Court with first-degree drug possession and sales, a felony.

According to court documents:

Southwest Metro Drug Task Force commander Phil Nawrocki executed a search warrant at the business, which also includes Absolute Towing, on May 13, 2014. A pipe, loaded syringe, and large wad of money was found, and the pipe field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Kepner, 48, was arrested, waived his Miranda rights, and agreed to give a statement to law enforcement. He stated that he had relapsed and started using meth again, about every five hours. He both smokes and injects the drug, he told police. He admitted he had a meth pipe, the syringe—which contained a quarter-gram of meth—and $5,140 in cash on his person when he was detained. Kepner stated that law enforcement officers could find less than two ounces of meth in a paint can located next to a scale. He admitted that he sells a little meth, but then added that he doesn't make much money off of his sales.