Accident Leads To Felony Meth Arrest

Sioux Center, Iowa — A Sibley man was arrested on a felony drug possession charge after a traffic accident east of Sioux Center early on Friday, August 25th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 50-year-old Marvin Lopau of Sibley early on Friday.

The arrest stemmed from a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Thursday, August 24, at 10:05 p.m., on 410th Street, one mile east of Sioux Center.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that Lopau was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer eastbound on 410th Street. They say 19-year-old Conner Oolman of Orange City was driving a 1973 International 1066 Tractor westbound on 410th Street. Lopau is accused of crossing the center of the roadway and sideswiping Oolman.

No injuries were reported.

The Chevrolet sustained approximately $4,500 in damage. The tractor sustained approximately $10,000 in damages.

Upon further investigation, the sheriff’s office says meth was found in Lopau’s possession.

Lopau was transported to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with third offense possession of methamphetamine, a class D felony. If convicted, he could face five years in prison. He was also cited for failure to yield half of the roadway and failure to provide proof financial liability-accident related. No court dates have yet been set in the case.

At last report, he remained in the Sioux County Jail in Orange City in lieu of a $5000 cash or surety bond.

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