Sheldon Woman Accused Of Marijuana Vape Possession In Jail Faces Felony Charge

Spencer, Iowa — A Sheldon woman faces a felony charge in Spencer after she allegedly was found with a marijuana vape in the Clay County Jail.

According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, in the early hours of Sunday, March 24th, 2024. A Clay County Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1000 mile of Highway 18, just into Clay County, near Everly. During the stop, the deputy allegedly smelled the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. A search of the occupants and vehicle was conducted.

They tell us that 20-year-old Jakari Sanders of Spencer and 36-year-old Samantha Dowd of Sheldon were taken into custody and transported to the Clay County Jail. At the jail, the sheriff’s office reports that Dowd was also allegedly found to be in possession of a marijuana vape.

Dowd was charged with possession of contraband in a correctional facility, a class D felony. If convicted, she could face five years in prison. She also faces a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, as does Sanders.

Sarah Collins of Hartley was also booked into the Clay County Jail, and charged with misdemeanor charges of driving under suspension and failure to file S.R. insurance. The sheriff’s office says she was later given a court date and was released on a promise to appear.


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