ORANGE CITY—A 39-year-old Orange City man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after reaching a plea agreement on multiple offenses.
Timothy Randall Droog was sentenced Tuesday, Jan. 14, in Sioux County District Court in Orange City for first-degree theft, a Class C felony, and possession of methamphetamine, Class D felony, both as an habitual offender, which is a sentencing enhancement for individuals with prior felony convictions, according to Sioux County attorney Thomas Kunstle.
Droog also was sentenced on two probation violations for second-offense operating while under the influence and domestic abuse assault, and a no contact order violation.
The theft case arose on Aug. 22 when $13,100 worth of commercial tools were reported stolen from a construction business in Rock Valley.
The Rock Valley Police, coordinating with Orange City Police, reviewed Droog’s Facebook Messenger account revealing Droog attempting to sell several of the stolen tools.
On Nov. 9, a Sioux County deputy stopped Droog for driving while barred, and during the stop, located 8 grams of meth in close proximity to a digital scale containing drug residue. Both charges occurred while Droog was on probation.
Droog was sentenced to 15 years in prison on the habitual offender convictions, where at least three years of confinement must be served before parole eligibility.
He further was sentenced to 358 and 351 days in jail, respectively, on each of the probation violations, and 30 days in jail for the no contact order violation, with all sentences to run concurrently.