Woodbury Drug Arrests Lead to Two Convictions

Police found marijuana and cocaine on one man during a traffic stop. In another incident officers discovered meth on a man after he was arrested for shoplifting.

Two men were recently convicted of felony drug charges in Washington County District Court following separate 2010 incidents in Woodbury.

Danny Pete Shumpert, Jr., 24, of Minneapolis, was sentenced to 71 days in jail and five years of probation after Woodbury police found marijuana and cocaine in the vehicle he was riding in during a May 2010 traffic stop.

St. Paul resident Chad William Kessler, 33, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for misdemeanor theft and felony possession of methamphetamine.


While monitoring Valley Creek Road for speeders on May 22, 2010, Woodbury officers clocked a vehicle doing more than 55 mph in a 35 mph zone.

During the traffic stop, officers noticed the smell of burned marijuana coming from the van, according to the criminal complaint. A subsequent search turned up a digital scale with a white powdery substance that later tested positive for cocaine. To baggies with a total of 4.31 grams of cocaine in them were also found on Shumpert, and a plastic bag with marijuana residue was discovered in the center console.

During an interview at the Washington County Jail, Shumpert told authorities he had smoked one and a half blunts of marijuana and admitted the scale was his, according to the complaint. He told police he used the scale to make sure he wasn’t shorted on drug deals.


In mid-December, Woodbury police responded to a call about a theft by two men in their 20s at the Walgreens on Donegal Drive.

After getting a description of the suspects and their vehicle from employees, officers were later able to track them down at Cub Foods. 

Officers arrested both men, and during a search of the vehicle found a small metal container with methamphetamine inside it, according to the criminal complaint.

Police found that they had stolen $269 worth of items from Cub Foods and $260 in merchandise from Walgreens.

In May 2004 Kessler was convicted of a fifth-degree drug charge in Dakota County.


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