Owner of Downtown Shop Arrested for Alleged Drug Sales, Other Charges

Owner of Downtown Shop Arrested for Alleged Drug Sales, Other Charges Click to Enlarge Photo: Stearns Co. Jail Photo

Oct 8, 2013 at 4:12 pm

ST. CLOUD (KNSI) - Numerous charges could be in store for a downtown St. Cloud business owner, after an investigation turned up not only prescription pills and a gun, but kick-started a paternity test revealing possible criminal sexual conduct.

On Tuesday, the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force wrapped up a lengthy investigation into Andrew Frederick, the 44 year-old owner of the Ipod Guy, located at 900 West St. Germain Street.

Investigators originally received information that Frederick was selling prescription pills out of the store during business hours. Over the past 4 months, investigators executed two buys of the pills from Frederick.

The buys led to the execution of a search warrant in July, when authorities found Oxycontin and Percocet, along with a .40 caliber handgun.  

A 17 year-old, identified as Frederick's girlfriend, was present during the search, along with her 1 1/2 year-old child.

Investigators believed the child to also be Frederick's, and ordered a DNA test to prove paternity. They say Frederick is in fact the father, meaning the female was 15 during the child's conception, and this began an investigation into criminal sexual activity.

Today, Frederick was arrested on charges including 3rd degree sale of a controlled substance, 3 counts of 2nd degree of possession with intent to distribute, 3 counts of 4th degree possession with intent to distribute, possession of a legend drug, child endangerment and 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct.

He's being held in the Stearns County Jail, in advance of a court date.

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