MASON CITY – A Mason City couple was busted with illegal gun and meth during a Friday evening traffic stop.
At about 6:39 PM on Friday, August 20, 2021, a Cerro Gordo county deputy made a traffic stop near the intersection of 2nd Street NW and N Adams Ave in Mason City. During the stop, the deputy requested assistance from Mason City Police and K9 Kilo. K9 Kilo gave a positive alert for the odor of narcotics on the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was completed and methamphetamine and a firearm that had been reported stolen were found.
As a result of the investigation, the driver of the vehicle, Jacob Raymond Shafer, 30, of Mason City, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, trafficking stolen weapons, no tax stamp, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The passenger, Desarae Nichole Schwab, 28, of Mason City was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were transported to the Cerro Gordo County Jail.
The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Mason City Police Department.