Ashton Man Faces Felony Drug Charge After Sheldon Traffic Stop

Sheldon, Iowa — An Ashton man has been arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop in Sheldon.

According to a criminal complaint filed with the O’Brien County Clerk of Court’s Office by the Sheldon Police Department, 52-year-old David Buss of Ashton is accused of the possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested on Wednesday, August 2nd.

In his statement, the officer states that Buss was stopped for an equipment violation. During the stop the Sheldon Police K9, Balin, indicated to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. The officer says a used meth pipe and one gram of meth was found in the vehicle.

Buss was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Since this would be a third or subsequent offense if he’s convicted, it is a class D felony. If convicted, Buss could face up to five years in prison on the felony count. He was also charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

He faces an initial appearance on the charges on Tuesday, August 22nd.

Buss was released early on Thursday after posting a $5300 bond.


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