GARNER | A Belmond man has been charged with two drug offenses and violating protective order rules after a traffic stop in early December.
A Hancock County Sheriff’s deputy pulled Justin David Barkema, 40, at about 10:40 p.m. on Dec. 8 on U.S. Highway 69 in Goodell for speeding and no registration lamp on his vehicle, according to court documents.
After he was pulled over, Barkema appeared “overly nervous and fidgety” and carried an odor on his body common with methamphetamine use, the criminal complaint states.
A K-9 sniff was conducted on the vehicle with a positive alert for controlled substance. A baggie filled with methamphetamine was found as well as tramadol.
During the traffic stop, Barkema admitted he had an order of protection against him and that he had a firearm and ammunition in the vehicle behind his seat, the complaint states. A .22-caliber rifle and ammunition were found in the vehicle.
He was charged with felony possession of a firearm or offensive weapon by domestic violence offender, and two serious misdemeanors for possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and possession of a controlled substances, tramadol.
Barkema posted $500 bond in mid-December. He’s scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 5.