CERRO GORDO COUNTY, Iowa – A traffic stop on New Year’s Even for a seatbelt violation led to a Charles City man facing felony drug charges.
According to court documents, 24-year-old Dalton Betsinger was pulled over for a seatbelt violation on Highway 65 near 43rd St. SW before being he was allegedly found in possession of a backpack with a safe inside.
According to the Iowa State Patrol, inside the safe was a plastic bag containing 3.26 ounces of methamphetamine, bags containing marijuana, small baggies, a digital scale, a glass drug pipe and an electronic stun gun.
Betsinger was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, carrying a dangerous weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $100,000 bond.
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