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O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office

SHELDON—A 41-year-old Sheldon man faces additional charges after initially being wanted for contempt of court.

The arrest of Howard Walter Fitzner stemmed from deputies going to his residence at Northpark Apartments about 3:45 p.m. Thursday, June 3, to execute a O’Brien County warrant in a case in which he has been charged with first-offense operating while under the influence.

They found marijuana and a pipe used to smoke marijuana in plain view next to Fitzner, according the incident report by the sheriff’s department.

Fitzner was charged with first-offense possession of a controlled substance — marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.