WORTHINGTON — Joshua James Kindel, 28, of Fulda was being held last week in Nobles County Jail on charges of fifth-degree drug possession, driving while intoxicated and giving a false name to a peace officer.
An officer conducted a traffic stop on Kindel in Nobles County on Aug. 24. At first, Kindel gave the officer a different name, but further questioning prompted him to correctly identify himself. The officer ran Kindel's information and discovered a local warrant for his arrest.
In Kindel's vehicle, the officer found a bag with 0.7 grams of meth, a pipe, baggies, used straws and butane lighter.
On arrival at the jail, the officer notified Kindel's passenger that it's illegal to bring contraband into the jail. The passenger admitted to having contraband in her bra, and revealed a meth pipe and 1.5 grams of meth.
Kindel claimed that all of the meth was his but that all of the paraphernalia belonged to the passenger. He also admitted to having smoked meth an hour and half prior to his arrest.
The highest possible sentence for fifth-degree drug possession is five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.