Man arrested on Mower County warrant, police allegedly recover possible fentanyl pills

(ABC 6 News) – Rochester police reported to Walmart North at about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, and arrested 25-year-old Austin Kinder, of Austin.

According to RPD, Kinder had an outstanding warrant in Mower County, and was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting.

Rochester police said officers found a single pill on Kinder at the time of arrest, which appeared to be a fentanyl pill.

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However, police claim that as Kinder was booked into the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center, an attending officer noticed his hand was clenched and found a bag with eight more pills in his fist.

Kinder faces a charge of 5th-degree drug possession in Olmsted County.