Iowa State Patrol

MAURICE—A 30-year-old Cathage, MO, man was cited about 10:45 p.m. Saturday, May 1, near Maurice on charges of first-offense possession of a controlled substance — marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The citing of Lathan Kreig Stewart stemmed from the stop of a 2011 Chevrolet Express van at the intersection of Highway 75 and 500th Street about three miles south of Maurice, according to the Iowa State Patrol.

The trooper detected the odor of marijuana and Stewart, a passenger in the van, handed him a small plastic container with marijuana in it and a small glass pipe containing burnt marijuana residue, according to the incident report.

Stewart also said he had smoked marijuana earlier in the day.