Sioux County Sheriff

Traffic stop leads to arrest and several charges – March 13

On Friday, March 13, at 5:55 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Krista Rutledge, age 27, of Lancaster, CA.

The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred on Highway 60, Alton, IA.

Upon further investigation, the deputy determined Rutledge’s driver’s license was not valid, suspected she was under the influence of drugs and discovered illegal drugs in her possession.

Rutledge was transported to the Sioux County Jail where she was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, fraudulent use of registration, no motor vehicle liability insurance and operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license.

The Orange City Police Department and sheriff’s office Drug Recognition Expert assisted in the investigation.