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Cerro Gordo County Sheriff Deputies nab Mason City drug dealer

A Mason City man who was out on bond for felony 3rd or subsequent offense domestic abuse assault and riot charges is now behind bars once again on drug dealing charges.

Shortly after 5:30pm on Wednesday police conducted a sting operation at 116 5th Street South West in Mason City. 26-year-old Demetrius Armadera Johnson who uses the street name “Slick” allegedly sold marijuana to a Cerro Gordo County Sheriff Deputy.

As a result of the undercover operation Johnson was charged with delivery of marijuana and failure to affix tax stamp both class D felonies. 39-year-old Jewell Christy Ressler who lives with Johnson at 1407 North Hampshire Ave in Mason City and drove him to the location was also arrested for possession of hydrocodone at the scene.

Johnson also had warrants served on him for two counts of delivery of marijuana and one count of delivery of MDMA/ecstasy all felonies. Johnson has also been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver marijuana and failure to affix tax stamp from a prior incidence.

Iowa Court records show Johnson to have an extensive violent criminal record. In 2005 Mason City police arrested him for delivery of crack cocaine; he was sentenced to a five year suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of conspiracy in the case.

Ressler has posted bond and Johnson remains in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a $40,000 cash only bond. Johnson’s next court date is slated for January 13th at 8:30am.

The case is ongoing and anyone with information about Johnson or Ressler should contact the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department at (641)421-3000 or 1-877-671-0052.

Demetrius Armadera Johnson

Jewell Christy Ressler


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