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Pot And Meth Found During Traffic Stop

Doon, Iowa — A Dell Rapids, South Dakota man was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop this past weekend.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday July 11, 2015, just before midnight, one of their deputies stopped a vehicle in the 2100 block of Highway 75 for an equipment violation. That’s about six miles south of Rock Rapids, near the Lakewood Corner.

They say that during the traffic stop it was discovered that the driver of the vehicle, 48-year-old John Wayne Miedema of Dell Rapids, South Dakota, was driving without a valid driver’s license. Deputies issued Mr. Miedema a citation on a charge of Driving Without a Valid License.

Deputies also obtained consent to search the vehicle. During the course of the search deputies allegedly found a small amount of marijuana and methamphetamine.

Miedema was placed under arrest and was charged with Possession of Marijuana, an Aggravated Misdemeanor and Possession of Methamphetamine, a Serious Misdemeanor. He was taken to the Lyon County Jail in Rock Rapids .

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