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Nemaha Man Arrested For Possession of a Firearm By a Felon and Other Charges Following Storm Lake Traffic Stop

April 05, 2021 11:12am

A Nemaha man was arrested on charges including Possession of a Firearm by a Felon after being stopped for a minor traffic violation in Storm Lake.

According to Storm Lake Police, the traffic stop happened at approximately 9pm Friday at East 3rd Street and Superior Street. The driver was identified as 45-year-old Leonard Weimer. Police found his driving status is barred in the State of Iowa.

Upon taking Weimer into custody, police additionally located an amount of suspected methamphetamine on his person, along with .22 caliber ammunition. A Storm Lake Police Department K-9 was deployed, and alerted to an odor of narcotics in the vehicle. Police subsequently searched the vehicle and located a loaded uncased .22 caliber rifle within. Police allege that Weimer was previously convicted of felony-level crimes in Iowa, barring him from possessing firearms.

Weimer was ultimately transported to the Buena Vista County Jail for further sobriety testing. He was charged with Possession of Firearm by a Felon, and Operating While Intoxicated 3rd or Subsequent Offense, both class D felonies...and Carrying Weapons and Driving While Barred, both aggravated misdemeanors.

Weimer was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a 14-thousand dollar bond.