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Four NW Iowa Young People Charged With Alcohol Violations After Rural Sheldon Stop

Sioux Sheriff CarSheldon, Iowa — Four young people have been charged with alcohol violations after a traffic stop south of Sheldon.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports the stop occurred on McKinley Avenue, a mile south of Sheldon, on Saturday, March 23, at 11:30 PM.

Upon further investigation, the deputy determined that the driver, 18-year-old Shane Meerdink of Hull was driving with a suspended driver’s license and had been consuming alcohol. Three passengers in the vehicle were also allegedly illegally in possession of alcohol.

Meerdink was cited for underage possession of alcohol, driving while license suspended, and a .02 violation. Eighteen-year-old Samantha Thompson of Paullina and 20-year-old Brady Schelling of Hull were issued citations for underage possession of alcohol. Also, a 17-year-old boy from Hull was cited into Juvenile Court for underage possession of alcohol and was released to a parent.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sheldon Police Department.

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