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.  

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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. 

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