Sioux County Sheriff

Traffic stop leads to arrest – November 28

On Saturday, November 28, at 8:58 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Zachery Smit, age 24, of Hull, IA.

The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred two miles west of Hull after a deputy patrolling in that area recognized Smit, who the deputy suspected had a barred license, operating a motor vehicle. After confirming that the license was barred, the deputy stopped Smit for the offense.

Upon further investigation the deputy also discovered illegal drugs in Smit’s possession and suspected that he was under the influence of the drug.

Smit was transported to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a barred driver’s license, possession of methamphetamine, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (drugs) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).