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Wanted Ankeny man brought back to Mason City to face drug charges


This news story was published on January 20, 2016.
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MASON CITY – An Ankeny man who was arrested with marijuana and meth during a traffic stop in Cerro Gordo county failed to appear in court to answer for those drug charges, leading to his arrest on a warrant.

The Iowa State Patrol conducted a traffic stop on the evening of September 25, 2015 at the 188 mile marker of southbound Interstate 35. A Cerro Gordo deputy assisted at the scene. During the course of an investigation, marijuana and methamphetamine were discovered on the passenger, 20-year-old Christopher Ray Affeldt of Ankeny. The driver, 20-year-old Raymon Nelson Berner, was found to be intoxicated and charged with drunk driving. Both men were in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Afield initially pleaded not guilty, but later entered a guilty plea and was due in court January 12. However, he failed to appear and a warrant for his arrested was issued. He was later arrested in Polk county and shipped up to Cerro Gordo county to the jail. He is being held on $2,000 bond as he awaits a plea hearing on February 2.

After his arrest in September, Afield was arrested twice more on a drug charges, this time in Polk county. He pled guilty to possession of marijuana and was given suspended jail sentences, probation, and ordered to complete a substance abuse program. He must also pay $1605.31 and $1884.31 in fines and court fees in those two cases.

Berner later pled guilty to operating while under the influence and was jailed for two days, had his license revoked, and had ordered to pay $2,562.75 in fines and court fees.

Affeldt, Christopher Ray

Affeldt, Christopher Ray

Berner, Raymon Nelson

Berner, Raymon Nelson

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