Sheldon Man Faces Felony Drug Charge After Arrest On Warrant

Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon man has been arrested on a warrant for felony drug charges after officers carried out a search warrant in Sheldon.

According to a criminal complaint filed with the O’Brien County Clerk of Court’s Office by the Sheldon Police Department, 43-year-old Jacob Schnider of Sheldon is accused of possession of methamphetamine with intent to manufacture or deliver. He was arrested on Sunday.

In his statement, the officer says that during the execution of a search warrant, back in February of this year, multiple small baggies with a white crystalline substance, multiple scales, numerous empty baggies, and a black magnetic box were found in Schnider’s bedroom. The officer says all of the items were field tested for methamphetamine and all tested positive. The officer’s statement says all the items are commonly used in selling and transporting drugs.

Schnider was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to manufacture or deliver, a class B felony. If convicted, Schnider could face up to 25 years in prison. He is also charged with misdemeanor offenses of unlawful possession of a prescription drug and three counts of possession of a controlled substance.

He faces a preliminary hearing on January 8th, 2024.

At last report, he remained in the O’Brien County Jail in Primghar, in lieu of a $30,000 cash or surety bond.


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