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Kansas Man Faces Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Charges After Arrest At Casino

Larchwood, Iowa — A Kansas man faces a felony drug charge after being arrested in the Grand Falls Casino parking lot near Larchwood late on Monday, August 8th, 2022.

According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, one of their deputies arrested 42-year-old William Versailles of Oberlin, Kansas. According to the criminal complaint filed with the Lyon County Clerk of Court, the deputy made contact with Versailles as he entered his vehicle. The deputy says Versailles had drug paraphernalia in plain view and within his control. A strong odor of a controlled substance was also detected coming from his vehicle, says the deputy. He says that a search of Versailles’s vehicle revealed additional drugs and drug paraphernalia, and that multiple devices used to consume marijuana and methamphetamine were found. A total of approximately 11 grams of methamphetamine was found between two bags and approximately 38 grams of marijuana was found between six bags and one plastic container.

The Sheriff’s Office says Versailles was charged with failure to affix a drug tax stamp (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine and marijuana), and possession of drug paraphernalia (methamphetamine and marijuana). Versailles was transported to the Lyon County Jail. The drug tax stamp violation charge is a class D felony. The others are misdemeanor offenses.

At last report, Versailles remained in the Lyon County Jail in Rock Rapids in lieu of a $6,000 bond.