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Oelwein Man, Woman Arrested on Drug Charges, Warrants

An Oelwein man and woman have been arrested on outstanding warrants and new drug charges.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to a 911 call at about 5 a.m. Friday, November 26th, of a possible overdose and domestic altercation in the 18000 block of 50th Street, on the northwest side of Oelwein. An investigation of the incident led to the arrest of 44-year-old Jeremiah Junior William Larson on multiple Fayette County warrants for probation violations; and 36-year-old Mellissa Sue Newman, also of Oelwein, who was wanted on a Buchanan County warrant.  

During their initial investigation, deputies observed illegal items in plain view. A search warrant was granted and executed, resulting in the discovery and seizure of multiple illegal substances and paraphernalia. Larson was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, third offense, a Class D felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Newman was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, first offense, a serious misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.

 

In a separate drug investigation, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested 33-year Sandra Nicole Klegseth of West Union following a traffic stop about three miles northeast of Clermont Thanksgiving morning at about 1 a.m. A smell of marijuana coming from her Chevy Equinox resulted in a search of the vehicle and the discovery of marijuana. 

Klegseth was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substance – marijuana first offense, a serious misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.

 

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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