MASON CITY | An Iowa Falls man has been arrested after a search of his person yielded meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia Sunday, law enforcement said.   

Alex David Hansen, 23, is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, marijuana — second offense — and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

About 2 a.m. Sunday, Cerro Gordo County deputy pulled over a vehicle in the 13000 block of Partridge Avenue, or Highway 65, and arrested the driver court documents say. Hansen was a passenger in the vehicle.

The deputy asked Hansen if he could search him for weapons, as he was going to give him a ride to a local gas station, charging documents say. 

Hansen told the deputy he had knives on him and gave the deputy permission to search his person, court documents said. The deputy located a large meth pipe, as well as marijuana and a marijuana pipe in a dugout in his pocket.

Dugouts are a container for storing tobacco or other smoking products.  

The search also turned up what appeared to be an unopened can. 

“This can felt unusually light and it was determined to have meth concealed inside of the look-alike can,” the deputy wrote in a criminal complaint. 

There was just under 4 grams of meth inside the can, according to court documents. The deputy also found baggies and a scale, consistent with items used in the sale of narcotics.

Hansen is scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court Feb. 7. A non-jury trial for the drug paraphernalia charge is scheduled for July 30. 

Hansen remains in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a $12,000 bond. 

Contact Courtney at 641-421-0534 or on Twitter @CourtneyFiorini.




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