Des Moines man arrested in Adel on drug charges

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Ted Raymond Smith, 58, of Des Moines was arrested Sunday night on charges of controlled substance violation, failure to affix tax stamp, first-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana, unlawful possession of a prescription drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.


A search of an Adel residence Sunday night led to the arrest of a Des Moines man on drug charges.

Ted Raymond Smith, 58, of 100 N.W. 43rd St., Des Moines, was charged with controlled substance violation, failure to affix tax stamp, first-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana, unlawful possession of a prescription drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The incident began about 11:15 p.m. Sunday at a residence at 908 Greene St. in Adel, where officers of the Adel Police Department executed a search warrant based on a report from a “confidential informant,” who “relayed information about methamphetamine, marijuana, large sums of cash and multiple assortments of paraphernalia.”

The search disclosed “a ball of a crystal-like substance in plastic wrapping that later field tested positive for methamphetamine” and “weighed over 5 grams,” according to court records.

The search also disclosed “pipes with burnt residue and a large, glass bong” and a “plastic baggie containing a green leafy substance” that “later field test positive for marijuana. Two pills were located and identified as Cyclobenzaprine,” according to court records.

Smith is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $100,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Jan. 28 in Dallas County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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