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Drug charges filed against Iona man

He was apprehended on a warrant.

Robert Rolfes
Rolfes
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AVOCA — More than 80 grams of illegal substances were reportedly confiscated from an Iona man upon his arrest last month, according to court documents.

Robert Rolfes, 44, of Iona, was the passenger in a vehicle traveling through Murray County. A deputy recognized Rolfes and was aware of a warrant for his arrest, so the deputy initiated a traffic stop.

While arresting him, the deputy searched Rolfes and reportedly found a baggie in his pocket containing 0.8 grams of a crystalline substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. There were also allegedly two baggies underneath the vehicle, which were later retrieved. They also tested positive for meth and together weighed 37.7 grams.

In a cooler inside the vehicle, the police reportedly discovered a baggie containing 42.4 grams of marijuana, a capped hypodermic needle with a liquid inside that tested positive for meth and a glass pipe with residue that tested positive for meth.

Other drug paraphernalia was allegedly discovered inside the vehicle.

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The driver told police that Rolfes had brought the cooler into the vehicle, along with several other items.

Rolfes was charged with felony second-degree drug possession, which carries a maximum possible sentence of 25 years in prison and/or a $500,000 fine, along with misdemeanor possession of hypodermic needles and petty misdemeanors possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

If convicted, Rolfes will be sentenced based on criminal history. He is being held in Lyon County Jail on bail set at $50,000 with conditions or $75,000 without. His initial court appearance was Monday.

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