On January 6, 2024, a deputy with the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at US Hwy 34 and Roosevelt Ave. During the traffic stop, a Bulington Police Department K-9 Officer responded to assist. An open-air K-9 sniff was conducted around the exterior of the vehicle and the K-9 alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics. A search of the vehicle was then conducted and several hypodermic needles containing methamphetamine were located inside the vehicle.
The driver, Clarence Junior Kilbride, age 49, of New London, Iowa, was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance 3rd or subsequent offense, a D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Clarence was transported to the Des Moines County Correctional Center.