Traffic stop east of Orange City leads to arrest – November 27

On Sunday, November 27, at 1:48 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathan Pearson-Moerman, age 20, of Orange City, IA. 

The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred on 440th Street east of Orange City; upon further investigation, the deputy discovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Pearson-Moerman was transported to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of controlled substance (cannabidiol), and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Orange City Police Department.