Ashton Man Jailed On Multiple Felony Drug Charges

lightbar with hand cuffsAshton, Iowa — An Ashton man faces numerous felony drug charges following the execution of a search warrant at his residence recently.

According to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, their deputies arrested 54-year old James Steven Kollbeck of Ashton after obtaining and executing a search warrant at his residence.  Deputies say that the search turned up methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, LSD, and drug paraphernalia.  Kollbeck was also allegedly found to be in possession of stolen property, according to authorities.

Osceola County authorities say there was evidence of a marijuana grow operation and a butane honey/hash oil (BHO) lab located in one of the outbuildings.  Deputies say Kollbeck faces charges of Possession With Intent to Deliver More than 5-grams of Methamphetamine, a Class “B” Felony.  In addition, deputies say he was also charged with Possession of LSD 3rd or Subsequent Offense, Possession of Cocaine 3rd or Subsequent Offense, and Manufacturing Marijuana.  Each of those charges is a Class “D” Felony.  He was also charged with Prohibited Acts, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, three counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Driving While Suspended, which are simple misdemeanors.

Officials say Kolbeck was transported to the Osceola County Jail where he is being held on a $100,000 cash bond.  The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol.

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