PAULLINA—A 32-year-old Orange City man was arrested about 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, on O’Brien County warrants for second-offense possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The arrest of Geoffrey Dean Oolman stemmed from the stop of a 2000 Ford Expedition at the intersection of Highway 59 and 450th Street about four miles northeast of Paullina about 3 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, according to the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office.

Oolman was a passenger in the vehicle.

During a pat search for weapons, Oolman was found to have a hypodermic needle in his front pants pocket.

After he was released from the scene, another hypodermic needle was found half concealed in the seat cushions where he had been seated.

A search warrant was obtained for the vehicle, and another hypodermic needle was found along with a large crystalline shard that tested positive as methamphetamine.

A warrant for Oolman’s arrest was issued Aug. 30.

Forty-three-year-old Shawn Michael Rooney of Sheldon, the driver of the vehicle, was arrested at the time to the traffic stop on charges of possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine — third or subsequent offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while his license was denied, suspended, canceled or revoked.