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Granville Man Facing Felony Drug Charge After Traffic Stop South Of Sheldon

Sheldon, Iowa — A Granville man has been arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop near Sheldon.

According to a criminal complaint filed with the O’Brien County Clerk of Court’s Office by the county sheriff’s office, 22-year-old Anthony Nicholson of Granville is accused of methamphetamine possession. He was arrested on Wednesday, March 15th, 2023 south of Sheldon.

The complaint states that the deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle in which Nicholson was a passenger. The deputy says that during the stop, Nicholson was allegedly found in possession of a zip-top bag with white crystalline residue in it that was consistent with methamphetamine. He says Nicholson told him that he also had seven grams of meth and a meth pipe on his person.

Nicholson was charged with failure to affix a drug tax stamp, a class D felony; along with misdemeanor charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug parapharnalia. If convicted of the felony count, Nicholson could face up to five years in prison.

He faces a preliminary hearing on Friday, March 24, 2023.

Nicholson was transported to the O’Brien County Jail in Primghar, and was booked in, but has since been released after posting a $5000 cash or surety bond.