INWOOD—Two people face drug-related charges following a traffic stop about 5:50 p.m. Monday, May 31, in Inwood.
The arrests stemmed from a deputy recognizing 57-year-old Shelly Rose Smit of Rock Valley driving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala and knowing her license was suspended, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.
The deputy made contact with her when Smit parked at a convenience store at the intersection of Highway 18 and Oak Street in Inwood.
A marijuana pipe with marijuana was observed under her leg.
Smit was arrested on charges of first-offense possession of a controlled substance — marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while her license was denied, suspended, canceled or revoked.
Fifty-six-year-old Troy James Fodness was a front-seat passenger in the car.
A folded piece of paper was found on the front passenger seat that contained methamphetamine, a pipe containing marijuana was found between the front passenger seat and the door, and a bag of marijuana was found in a boot on the front passenger floor, according to the incident report.
Fodness said the boots were his.
During the investigation, Fodness was asked to stand in front of the vehicle and law enforcement later located a light bulb converted to a meth pipe stuffed in the front bumper.
Fodness was arrested on charges of first-offense possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine, first-offense possession of a controlled substance — marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
He also was found to be wanted on Sioux County warrants for failure to appear in court on controlled substance charges.