(Swea City)--Two people are facing drug charges after a traffic stop Saturday evening east of Swea City.
The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office says shortly before 8 pm, Deputies conducted the stop near the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 169. During the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office K9 Thor alerted as to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle, giving Officers probable cause to conduct a search.
As a result of the search, Deputies arrested 48-year-old James Benson of Fairmont on multiple charges including Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver over 5 grams, a Class B Felony, Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs, Possession of an Offensive Weapon while Participating in a Drug Violation, Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Deputies also arrested 54-year-old Sherri Gillis of Swea City on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance-3rd or subsequent offense, Class D Felony and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Gillis and Benson were booked into the Kossuth County Jail to await an initial court appearance.