Adair County Sheriff

Dakota Gaulden, 30, of Orient was charged 11:59 p.m. March 29 with possession of a controlled substance - first, second or third offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to an Adair County Sheriff’s Report, officers requested a search warrant for Gaulden’s address after probable cause was found from the smell of marijuana. Upon Miranda Rights being read, Gaulden said he would not like to talk, however he did state that anything law enforcement found in the residence is his. He took law enforcement to a tray and glass jar. The glass jar contained a large amount of a green bud substance and had the odor and appearance of marijuana. Gaulden also admitted to multiple containers that had pieces of wax, believed to be THC wax, inside of them. Officers noted several pieces of drug paraphernalia around the residence, including a “dab straw” and multiple glass pipes and bongs, used to inhale marijuana or other cannabis related products.

Gaulden was cited and released.

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Dharmendra Patel, 53, of Perry was charged 5:52 p.m. April 1 for operating while intoxicated first offense.

According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, officers responded to a single-vehicle crash at the 88-mile marker westbound of Interstate 80. Officers noted a whiskey bottle under the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Once fire and rescue personnel completed their work, officers asked Patel back to their cruiser. He had trouble maintaining his balance and admitted he had drank earlier in the day. Patel failed a list of field sobriety tests and failed a preliminary breath test. Patel was arrested for OWI and transported to the Adair County Jail.

Browning was being held on $1,000 cash or surety bond.

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Matthew Browning, 54, of Council Bluffs was charged 10:59 p.m. April 2 with driving under suspension and on a violation of a no contact order - domestic.

Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1300 block of 160th Street. When officers approached Browning’s vehicle, he could not find an identification card and admitted to being suspended from driving. Officers also found in in violation of a no contact order.

Browning was being held on no bond until his initial appearance. At his initial appearance, he pled guilty and was sentenced.