Driving With Wrong Plates Lands Independence Man In Jail
An Independence man was arrested on multiple charges following a weekend traffic stop in Bremer County.
According to a press release, 33-year-old Nathan Williams was taken into custody Sunday morning after a sheriff’s deputy observed him driving a red Chevrolet Cavalier with license plates registered to a gray Dodge Intrepid on Iowa Highway 3 north of Denver.
Court records indicate that Williams is barred from driving for being a habitual offender. Authorities revoked his license for refusing an OWI test and also suspended his license for being a habitual violator and for non-payment of Iowa fines.
Sheriff’s officials said they searched Williams' car after a K-9 deputy gave a positive indication to the presence of an illegal narcotic odor coming from within the vehicle. According to authorities, deputies located 60.69 grams of methamphetamine, multiple plastic baggies, a digital scale and a glass smoking pipe during the search.
Williams was transported to the Bremer County Jail, where he was booked on multiple drug-related and traffic charges. He was charged with following offenses:
- Intent to deliver more than five grams but less than five kilograms of methamphetamine (Class B Felony)
- Failure to affix a drug tax stamp (Class D Felony)
- Driving while license barred (Aggravated Misdemeanor)
- Driving while license revoked (Serious Misdemeanor)
- Driving while license suspended (Serious Misdemeanor)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia (Simple Misdemeanor)
- Fraudulent use of registration (Simple Misdemeanor)
- Failure to provide proof of financial liability (Simple Misdemeanor)
Williams’ bond was set at $100,000.
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