District Court, Kandiyohi County, dEC. 15
Kody Blair Koepp, 18, of Lake Lillian, pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession of a controlled substance Wednesday.
Misdemeanor charges of possessing marijuana in a vehicle, having no proof of insurance and driving an uninsured vehicle, plus a petty misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed under a plea agreement.
Judge Michael Thompson set a sentencing date of Jan. 16.
The charges stemmed from a traffic stop on Oct. 24 in Lake Lillian. A Kandiyohi County Sheriff's deputy stopped Koepp's vehicle for having tires that extended past the fenders of the vehicle and smelled marijuana smoke when he spoke to the driver and passenger.
In a search of the vehicle, the deputy found numerous items of drug paraphernalia and bags containing 64 grams of marijuana, which is about 2¼ ounces.