January 30, 2023 - 9:03 pm - Posted in News

Larchwood, Iowa — A Jasper, Minnesota woman has been arrested on felony drug charges after she was arrested near Larchwood.

According to a criminal complaint filed with the Lyon County Clerk of Court’s Office by the county sheriff’s office, 32-year-old Brianna Thode of Jasper is accused of drug trafficking. She was arrested on Friday at Grand Falls Casino.

The complaint states an officer saw Thode sitting in her car in the parking lot. The officer was aware that the female registered owner of the car is a known drug user. He says he suspected the defendant was using or was under the influence of a controlled substance. Lyon County K9 Versa was deployed around the vehicle and alerted to the odor of illegal drugs. He says five bags of methamphetamine weighing approximately 19 grams were allegedly found in the vehicle. A bong, a methamphetamine pipe, a bag of 100 smaller bags, and a scale were also found.

Thode was charged with drug trafficking, a class B felony; and failure to affix a drug tax stamp, a class D felony. If convicted, Thode could face up to 25 years in prison.

She faces a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, February 7th.

At last report, Thode remained in the Lyon County Jail in Rock Rapids in lieu of a $30,000 bond.

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