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A Tama man was arrested twice within ten days for drug offenses

October 31, 2013

Marshall County - A Tama man was arrested twice within ten days for drug offenses, after being pulled over for traffic violations by Marshall County Deputies. 

On 10-21-13, a Deputy stopped Jay Bear Jr., age 18, of 452 Red Earth Drive, Tama, after clocking Bear at over 80 mph near the 15 mile marker of Hwy 330. Investigation during the stop resulted in the seizure of about 1 pound of marijuana, over $900.00 cash, drug paraphernalia and Bear's vehicle, a 2008 Cadillac Escalade.

Jay Bear Jr. was arrested, jailed and charged with the following:

  1. Possession w/ intent to deliver a schedule I controlled substance; marijuana - Class D Felony
  2. Drug Tax Stamp violation - a Class D Felony
  3. Possession of Drug paraphernalia ( simple misdemeanor )

Bear bonded out of jail later the same day.

On the early morning hours of 10-30-13, a Marshall County Deputy on patrol pulled over Jay Bear Jr., in the 2800 mile of E. Main St. Rd, for a license plate violation. Investigation revealed approximately a half pound quantity of marijuana in the vehicle, and drug paraphernalia and about $300.00 in cash. Two 1-liter pop bottles containing an unknown liquid, were also seized and samples will be sent to the DCI lab for testing. Bear was again arrested, along with a passenger and transported to the Marshall County Jail.

Jay Bear Jr. was charged with the following:

  1. Possession w/intent to deliver a schedule I controlled substance; marijuana - Class D Felony
  2. Drug Tax Stamp violation - a Class D felony
  3. OWI 1st Offense (serious misdemeanor )
  4. Failure to display front license plate. ( simple misdemeanor traffic offense )

The passenger was identified as Dalton Youngbear, age 20, of 108 W. State St., Toledo, IA.

Youngbear was also charged with the Possession of Schedule I controlled substance, with intent to deliver, and the Tax Stamp violation. Both men made initial appearances on October 30th, and were released on their own recognizance, under the supervision of the Department of Corrections.

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The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is headed up by Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus. Sheriff Kamatchus is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

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Marshall County Sheriff's Office
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