Sioux County Sheriff

Two charged following Nixle Tip – April 3

On Saturday, April 3, at 1:00 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Troy Fodness, age 56, of Hudson, SD.

The arrest stemmed from a Nixle Tip reporting people carrying property into an apparent campsite in the Rock River Wildlife area, eight miles southwest of Rock Valley, IA.

Upon further investigation, deputies discovered that Fodness was one of the persons carrying property into the area, had outstanding arrest warrants in Plymouth County, was in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Fodness was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additionally, another person present, Shelly Smit, age 56, of Rock Valley, IA, possessed marijuana earlier in the incident; she was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol.