MOORHEAD – A man was arrested Monday after more than 132 grams of methamphetamine was discovered in his car, police say.
Brian Kelly Coppinger, 45, was charged Wednesday in Clay County District Court with first-degree possession of methamphetamine and fifth-degree possession of Clonazepam, both felonies. Court records list his address as unknown.
Coppinger was identified to police by a criminal informant as the informant’s drug supplier, who had recently moved a large supply of meth to the metro area from Minneapolis, the complaint alleges.
He was pulled over Monday by Moorhead police while driving without a license in the 30th Avenue and 20th Street South area, court documents say.
Police found 132.9 grams of meth and 56 Clonazepam pills in the car, as well as more than $3,000 in cash, they claim in court records.
The first-degree drugs charge carries with it a potential 30 year-prison sentence upon conviction.