MASON CITY – Police were called to a Mason City apartment Thursday after neighbors complained of a marijuana odor.
Cerro Gordo county deputies responded to 2403 South Taft Avenue Thursday evening at about 7:37 PM to investigate. A search warrant was obtained and one male, 43-year-old Anthony Earl Hopkins of Mason City, was arrested on numerous charges.
Hopkins was charged with: Possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of possession of prescription drugs, failure to affix a tax stamp, possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine and possession with intent to deliver marijuana.
Hopkins is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $10,000 cash-only bond as he awaits a February 28th court date.
Hopkins was arrested last summer for a fight at Timberland Park. Officers arrived at the park on June 16th and observed Hopkins walking away from the location carrying an opened bottle of liquor. He was later charged with willful injury. He plead guilty in December and will be sentenced in March.
On May 17, 2012, Hopkins and another person forcibly entered a Mason City residence and assaulted a person. Hopkins was charged with 1st degree harassment and felony 3rd degree burglary. The harassment charge was dismissed and Hopkins plead guilty to attempted burglary, an aggravated misdemeanor. He was fined $625 and sentenced to 180 days in jail. Hopkins appealed the sentence, and in December, an Iowa appeals court overturned the jail sentence and ordered that Hopkins be re-sentenced. He will be re-sentenced on March 5th, 2014.