Emmetsburg Man Faces Firearms, Drug Charges After Sheldon Traffic Stop

Sheldon, Iowa — An Emmetsburg man has been arrested on firearm, drug, and other charges in Sheldon.

According to a criminal complaint filed with the O’Brien County Clerk of Court’s Office by the Sheldon Police Department, 48-year-old Jason Williams of Emmetsburg is accused of the possession of a firearm as a felon, plus the possession of several controlled substances. He was arrested on Sunday.

In his statement, the officer says Williams was stopped for window tint and speeding. The officer says that while Williams was looking for his insurance, he opened the center console of the vehicle, and the officer says that’s when he saw a meth pipe. He says he also located a handgun and a box of ammunition. The officer says since Williams is a convicted felon, he is not allowed to possess firearms. In addition, the officer writes that law enforcement also found a THC vape pen, a grinder, two more meth pipes, a bag of meth, and psilocybin mushrooms.

Williams was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, a class D felony. If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison. He also faces misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of meth, person ineligible to carry dangerous weapons, possession of marijuana, and operating under the influence.

Williams faces a preliminary hearing on the charges on July 8th.

After being booked into the O’Brien County Jail in Primghar, Williams was released on Tuesday after posting bond.


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