Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest on Drug Charges

On March 27, 2022, at approximately 2:52AM, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 1400 Block of East Washington Street in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.  They stopped a blue, 2003, Jeep Grand Cherokee for a non-functioning brake light.

After an investigation it was found that the driver, Kelly Allen Smithburg (49 years of age) of Mount Pleasant, was driving a motor vehicle while being in possession of marijuana, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.  Kelly was also processed for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of narcotics.

Kelly was subsequently placed under arrest, and transported to the Henry County Jail without incident, where he was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine Second Offense-Aggravated Misdemeanor, Possession of Marijuana Second Offense-Serious Misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-Simple Misdemeanor.  Kelly was also given a citation for Open Container by Driver-Simple Misdemeanor and was given a written warning for the non-functioning brake light.

This incident is still under investigation.