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SIBLEY—A 33-year-old Sheldon man was arrested about 10:15 p.m. Sunday, April 4, on Osceola County warrants for second-offense possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear in court on a charge of driving while his license was denied, suspended, canceled or revoked.

The arrest of Joe Edward Ripka stemmed from the stop of a 2000 Dodge Durango about 3:45 a.m. Feb. 19 at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Fourth Street in Sibley, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

Ripka was cited for driving while his license was denied, suspended, canceled or revoked.

His vehicle was towed and a used needle was located in the center console. The liquid inside the needle was sent to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Criminalistics Laboratory in Ankeny, where it tested positive for meth.

Warrants for Ripka’s arrest were issued March 30.