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Sheldon Teen Faces Felony Narcotics Charge

Spencer, Iowa — A Sheldon teen has been arrested on a felony narcotics charge.

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The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday night, January 23rd, they stopped a vehicle driven by 19-year-old Marquis Deishun Williams of Sheldon for a traffic violation. After making contact with Williams, a check of his driver’s license revealed he was wanted on four arrest warrants in O’Brien County.

Clay County authorities report that Williams was taken into custody and was searched. They say the search turned up a quantity of marijuana. As the investigation continued, officers searched William’s vehicle, where they say approximately 45 grams of additional marijuana was found.

Williams was charged with failure to affix a drug tax stamp, a Class D felony. According to Iowa code, Williams could face up to five years in prison if he’s convicted of that charge. He was also charged with Possession of Controlled Substance-marijuana, a serious misdemeanor; as well as operation without registration and no insurance, both simple misdemeanors.

Williams was held in the Clay County jail on a $5000 bond for Clay County charges and $10,000 bond on O’Brien County charges.

Clay County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Brad Hawley said that this is another example of what can come from active patrol. He says that a relatively simple traffic stop led to the arrest of someone involved in the transport of illegal narcotics.

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