Spencer, Iowa — A Rock Valley man was taken into custody by Spencer Police on Saturday (May 8th) following a traffic stop.
According to Spencer Police Chief Mark Warburton, during the traffic stop, 51-year-old Stephen Bryant of Rock Valley was served with an arrest warrant for a parole violation. During the encounter, a Spencer Police K-9 was deployed and allegedly alerted to the odor of narcotics emanating from Bryant’s vehicle. Warburton says a subsequent search of the vehicle was performed, in which a firearm and multiple controlled substances were allegedly recovered. The Chief says further investigation revealed that the firearm was stolen from Fort Dodge.
According to Warburton, Bryant was charged with felon in possession of a firearm (class D felony), possession of methamphetamine 2nd offense (serious misdemeanor), possession of marijuana 2nd offense (serious misdemeanor), 3 counts of unlawful possession of prescription drugs (serious misdemeanors), theft 4th degree (serious misdemeanor), possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor), and no valid driver’s license (simple misdemeanor).
Bryant was transported to the Clay County Jail without incident.