MASON CITY | A Mason City man was arrested Saturday for drugs and carrying a knife tucked "on top of his crotch and belly area," police said in court documents.  

James William Godbolt Jr., 64, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine - first offense, possession of a controlled substance, marijuana - second offense, carrying weapons -- knife over 5 inches and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Godboldt was arrested by Mason City police about 12:53 a.m. Saturday on the 600 block South Pierce. He was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear on another Cerro Gordo County marijuana case.

During a search of his person, police said they found a light pink baggie of meth, as well as a clear baggie containing marijuana, court documents said. 

Police also allegedly found a clear glass pipe used with meth, an orange-colored glass pipe used with marijuana and a round metallic disc-like case used to stored meth, court documents said. 

Godbolt was allegedly in possession of knife “with a black and red handle measuring at 7 3/4 inches long tucked inside his front jean by the belt line, on top of his crotch and belly area.”

Police documents called the weapon a "bowel knife."

Godbolt was released on his own recognizance Saturday

He is scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court March 2. A trial for the drug paraphernalia charge is set for Aug. 13.

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