SANBORN—A 23-year-old Spirit Lake man arrested on a warrant Tuesday, Jan. 14, faces more charges after he was found in possession of methamphetamine in Sanborn.
The arrest of Zackary Robert Thomas Hayes stemmed from the investigation of a rollover crash involving a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado about 9:15 a.m. on Highway 18 about a mile east of Sanborn, according to the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office.
The driver, 28-year-old Amber Lynn Dickinson of Sioux City, informed a Sanborn police officer that she had a passenger named “Zack.”
An O’Brien County deputy located Hayes hiding behind Don’s Auto Service in Sanborn.
The deputy found that Hayes was wanted on a Woodbury County warrant for a parole violation.
He “seemed to be very nervous and appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance,” according to court documents.
Hayes admitted to having a “felony amount” of meth in his backpack and pulled out a gallon-sized resealable bag with large chunks of white crystalline substance that field tested positive for meth.
Upon being transported to the sheriff’s office in Primghar, the meth weighed about 180 grams.
Hayes also was in possession of $414, two digital scales, hand-held torches and several other items known to be drug paraphernalia.
He was arrested on charges of possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine, failure to affix a drug stamp and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Hayes appeared before the O’Brien County magistrate in Primghar and is being held in O’Brien County Jail on a $25,000 cash or surety bond for the O’Brien County charges. Hayes also is being held on the Woodbury County warrant that requires a $20,000 cash-only bond.
According to the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, Dickinson’s crash occurred as she was driving east on Highway 18.
The vehicle in front of her applied its brakes and when Dickinson did the same she lost control of her pickup due to the icy road conditions. The vehicle spun out and entered the north ditch, rolling over onto its side.
Dickinson was charged with failure to maintain control of her vehicle, which received an estimated $5,000 damage.
According to the accident report, Dickinson was possibly injured but was not transported for medical care.
Editor’s note: This article has been updated.