K9 Rocky and handler Deputy Martinez get their “first arrests” together – February 11

On Saturday, February 11, at 2:52 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Patrol arrested Leslie Newman, age 38, and Clayton Mace, age 36, of both Inwood, IA.

The arrest stemmed from report of a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road. An Iowa State Patrol Trooper located the vehicle and stopped it on Highway 18, five miles west of Rock Valley, IA. The sheriff’s office assisted the State Patrol on the stop. K-9 Rocky conducted a drug sniff around the vehicle and indicated to the odor of narcotics coming from inside the vehicle.

Upon further investigation, a glass pipe and 2.3 grams of methamphetamine were located inside the vehicle.

Newman was evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert and it was determined that she was under the influence of a controlled substance.

Newman was transported to the Sioux County Jail where she was charged with operating a motor vehicle – second offense, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mace was charges with possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The case was a joint effort between the sheriff’s office, Iowa State Patrol and Rock Valley Police Department.