A Marceline resident has been charged with felonies for allegedly possessing a controlled substance and multiple firearms after law enforcement conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Tuesday, December 5.
According to a probable-cause statement, authorities allegedly found a ziplock baggie “containing a large amount of a crystal-like substance”; another small baggie containing a brown-tinted substance; 28 ziplock-style baggies; and a small digital scale inside a pouch, containing a white powdery residue. The substances allegedly field tested to be methamphetamine. The firearms reportedly located in the vehicle were a .22-caliber pistol and two rifles. Arrested was 40-year-old Rodney Stephen Kiel.
Online court documents say Kiel has been charged with a Class C Felony for Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Except 35 Grams or Less of Marijuana or Synthetic Cannabinoid and a Class E Felony for Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Bond has been set at $50,000 cash, surety or 10 percent cash.
An arraignment hearing for Kiel has been set for 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 7, at Linn County Circuit Court in Linneus.