Oelwein police have arrested an area man on illegal drug charges.

Officials said Michael Lewis, 23, of Hazleton was taken into custody just before 7 p.m. on Wednesday (Jan. 3, 2017). He was charged with possession of a controlled substance-Marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while his license is suspended.

The marijuana charge is a serious misdemeanor, while the other two charges are simple misdemeanors.