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Windom man arrested on felony drug charges


WORTHINGTON — A Windom man was arrested late Friday night in Worthington after law enforcement stopped a vehicle and discovered 98 grams of marijuana and a total of $1,033 in cash.

Johnathan Dale Pfundt, 30, was arrested on a fifth-degree felony drug charge as well as one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a petty misdemeanor.

At approximately 10:53 p.m. on Friday, law enforcement noticed a vehicle with its headlights on parked in the lot of Johnson Builders and Realtors located on Oxford Street.

A Worthington police officer drove south through the parking lot of the Pizza Ranch, located next to Johnson Builders and Realtors, to make contact with the occupants of the vehicle.

The vehicle quickly left the parking lot and started traveling east on Oxford Street. Worthington police quickly caught up with the car and proceeded to pull the vehicle over.

The officer identified the two passengers in the vehicle as Pfundt and Mark Anthony Kamm, 33. When questioning the men, the officer noticed an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and saw Pfundt making motions to hide a small plastic cooler between the seats.

When asked what was in the cooler, Pfundt handed the officer a large bag of marijuana.

The officer asked the men to step out of the vehicle and found a large bundle of cash in Pfundt’s jacket pocket when conducting a routine pat-down. Pfundt was detained pending further investigation.

When searching the vehicle, the officer found an additional bag of marijuana, a glass pipe used to smoke marijuana under the driver’s seat and $141 in cash in a backpack located inside the vehicle.

Pfundt was arrested and transported to Prairie Justice Center, Worthington, where he gave a statement to police allegedly admitting the marijuana and pipe belonged to him.

Pfundt also allegedly stated to officers that the money was also his and was left over from buying the marijuana.

He said that the marijuana weighed about one-fourth of a pound and was worth $4,000 per pound.

Kamm also gave a statement to law enforcement allegedly admitting that the marijuana belonged to Pfundt and that he had no idea that Pfundt had that much marijuana with him.

Pfundt was previously convicted in Cottonwood County for a fifth-degree controlled substance crime in 2012.

Pfundt makes his first appearance in court early next month.

Daily Globe Reporter Erin Trester may be reached at 376-7322.

Erin Trester
Erin Trester is the crime and city reporter for the Daily Globe. She's a native of Lewiston, MN, but moved to Buffalo, NY to attend college and obtained her bachelor's degree in Communications. She started at the Western New York Catholic Newspaper as a reporter in Buffalo, but in October 2013 she returned to her home state to start with the Daily Globe. Most of her spare time is taken up by her 13-year-old thoroughbred named Faith, but some of her other hobbies include reading, fishing and spending time with friends and family. 
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