Derrick Roberson, 43, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was charged May 5 by Stuart Police with possession with intent to distribute and failure to affix a drug tax stamp.
According to a Stuart Police report, officers and Guthrie County deputies observed a white Chevrolet Suburban with Colorado license plates, with one headlight not working, getting on Interstate 80 at Stuart. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle. It slowed down and got onto the shoulder but did not stop. The vehicle continued traveling eastbound on the shoulder, which officers suspected through training and experience meant the occupants were trying to hide something illegal. Once stopped at the 94 mile marker eastbound, Roberson immediately exited his vehicle and walked toward a patrol car.
Officers spoke with Roberson about the reason for their stop, and he appeared very nervous and anxious. Officers could smell an odor, which they knew to be from marijuana, coming from Roberson. While verifying there was no one else in the vehicle, officers noticed a green, leafy substance on the center console and a burnt marijuana roach in the ashtray.
A probable cause search was performed of the vehicle, and officers found multiple zip lock bags that contained a large amount of marijuana flower, THC edibles and multiple receipts from marijuana dispensaries that showed Roberson had purchased a total of $10,116 worth of marijuana flower and THC edibles. Additional receipts were found that showed officers Roberson had been to several states between Wisconsin and Colorado in the last 30 days.
During an interview, Roberson told officers he does not work and is on disability. He told officers that while he had purchased the marijuana flower located in his vehicle, he is only allowed so much per day and had gone back multiple days in a row to stock up before leaving Colorado and heading to Minnesota.
Roberson was being held in the Adair County Jail on $10,000 cash or surety bond.
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John Pace Jr., 51, of Creston was charged May 7 with driving while barred and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) first offense.
According to an Adair County Sheriff report, deputies observed a motorcycle on the side of the road at the corner of 310th Street and Henry A. Wallace Road in Adair County, and they ran the license plate, which showed it was Pace Jr.’s and belonged on a trailer. Further investigation showed its status as barred. Deputies stayed in the area for awhile and then observed Pace Jr. get on the motorcycle and travel south.
Initiating a traffic stop, deputies talked with the rider of the motorcycle, who admitted he does not have a driver’s license and identified himself as Pace Jr. He admitted to deputies he had a “dugout” container containing marijuana. The item was in his front pocket and contained green, leafy material deputies knew and believed to be marijuana.
Pace was being held in the Adair County Jail on $2,000 cash or surety bond.
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Keondre Evans, 20, of Omaha, Nebraska was charged May 3 with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) first offense.
According to an Adair County Sheriff report, deputies were patrolling at the Greenfield-Guthrie Center exit of Interstate 80 when they observed a white Ford Transit van traveling eastbound without any taillights on. Deputies initiated a traffic stop about two miles east of there and made contact with the driver. Upon talking with him, they could smell an odor of marijuana coming from the inside of the vehicle. Searching the vehicle, deputies found a green backpack under a bench seat. Inside that backpack, deputies located a plastic bag that contained a green, leafy substance, believed to be marijuana. Also in the bag was an ID badge confirming Evans’ identity.
Evans was being held in the Adair County Jail on $1,000 cash or surety bond.
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Jason Caldwell, 50, of Stuart, was charged May 2 on a warrant.
Caldwell was being held in the Adair County Jail on $2,000 cash or surety bond.
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Charles Walker, 35, of Council Bluffs, was charged May 5 on a warrant for third-degree burglary.
Walker was being held in the Adair County Jail on $5,000 cash only bond.
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Dixie Dukes, 49, of Fontanelle, was cited and released by the Adair County Sheriff’s office for operating while intoxicated first offense.