Pair Arrested In Sheldon Face Felony Drug Charges

Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon man and an Algona woman have been arrested on felony drug charges after Sheldon officers carried out a search warrant at a Sheldon home.

According to a criminal complaint filed with the O’Brien County Clerk of Court’s Office by the Sheldon Police Department, 43-year-old Joshua Whitcanack of Sheldon and 41-year-old Natasha Jurgensen-Moeller are accused of drug possession and gathering where controlled substances are used. They were arrested on Monday.

In his statements, the officer states that during the execution of a search warrant of Whitcanack’s address, multiple small baggies were found with a white crystalline substance inside. He says the substance tested positive for methamphetamine. During the execution of the same search warrant, methamphetamine was found in the bedroom on top of the dresser, which he says is where Jurgensen-Moeller stayed when she slept at her boyfriend’s house.

Both were charged with gathering where controlled substances are used, a class D felony. They also both face misdemeanor marijuana and methamphetamine possession charges. If convicted of the felony counts, each could face up to five years in prison.

Whitcanack was cited into court for Tuesday, July 25th. Jurgensen-Moeller faces a preliminary hearing on Friday, July 21st.

At last report, Whitcanack had been released pending his court appearance but Jurgensen-Moeller remained in the O’Brien County Jail in Primghar.


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