William A. Odell II, 43, has been charged with methamphetamine possession with intent to deliver, a Class B felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia and providing false information to law enforcement, both simple misdemeanors.
Theresa S. Pennington, 24, has been charged with methamphetamine possession and possessing and conveying contraband into a correctional facility, both Class D felonies, and driving under suspension and no insurance, both simple misdemeanors.
A Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop of a 1996 Ford Explorer driven by Pennington at 3:17 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of 19th Street Southwest and South Benjamin Avenue.
Pennington was arrested at the scene for no insurance and driving under suspension.
Odell, a passenger in the vehicle, has a valid arrest warrant out of Marshall County for a probation violation, according to a press release from the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested on that warrant.
During the investigation at the scene the deputy located suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to the press release.
The vehicle was impounded and both Pennington and Odell were taken to the Cerro Gordo County Jail, where a corrections officer found Pennington had suspected marijuana hidden on her person, the press release stated.
Odell was still being held Thursday afternoon on $25,000 bond for the drug charges and on $2,000 bond for the Marshall County warrant. Pennington was being held on $10,000 bond.