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09/16/2019

Melliger arrested for OWI & Schmitt arrested on drug charges/firearms

In the early morning hours of 9/15/19, the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office received a call of a possibly intoxicated driver on county road K22 in Plymouth County, Iowa.  Plymouth County deputies conducted a traffic stop on this vehicle on Granite Avenue just north of Highway 3.  The driver of the vehicle was identified as Kimberly M. Melliger, age 36 of Omaha, Nebraska.  The passenger in the vehicle was identified as Shelby William Milton Schmitt, age 35 of Hawarden, Iowa.  Kimberly M. Melliger showed several signs of impairment and was given field sobriety tests. 

Upon further investigation, Kimberly M. Melliger was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated.  During the traffic stop, a large bag containing approximately 55 grams of marijuana was discovered along with two firearms.  The passenger, Shelby William Milton Schmitt, was then placed under arrest for the marijuana and firearms and transported to the Plymouth County Jail.  At the jail, Shelby William Milton Schmitt was found to be in possession of a white crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine. 

Kimberly M. Melliger was booked into the Plymouth County Jail for OWI first offense.  Shelby William Milton Schmitt was booked into the Plymouth County Jail for possession of a controlled substance, carrying weapons, introducing contraband into a correctional facility, drug tax stamp violations, and felon in control of a firearm.

 

 
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