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More charges – including drunk driving – brought against man caught with “illicit drugs” in his car

CHARLES CITY, IOWA – Police in Charles City stopped a car with a driver holding a container of booze and then obtained a search warrant before finding illicit drugs inside. Now, more charges have been brought against the suspect.

Charles City police conducted a search warrant on Friday, July 1, 2016.
A vehicle driven by 22-year-old David Carothers of Charles City was stopped near Clark and Pfeiffer Streets. Carothers was found to have an open container of alcohol. During the investigation, officers determined that a search warrant should be obtained. That led to a search of the vehicle.

“Numerous illicit drugs and items were seized from the vehicle,” as a result of the search, police said. Carothers was taken to the county jail, held briefly, and released, awaiting a court date. Police said at the time that more charges were pending in the case.

About a week later, Carother pled guilty to the charge of open container of alcohol and was ordered to pay $330.00 in fines and court fees.

A few weeks later, police brought a charge of first-offense operating while intoxicated against Carothers. He was due in court for an arrangement on September 20 but failed to appear, and an arrest warrant was issued by a judge. On October 6, officers with the Charles City police department caught up with Carothers in the 200 block of Patten Avenue and arrested Carothers. He immediately posted $2,000 cash bond and was released from jail. He awaits arraignment on October 25.

Court records do not show any charges, so far, in connection to the “illicit drugs” police claim to have found on Carothers during the original traffic stop back in July.

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