An Urbandale man was arrested on a Dallas County warrant Monday in connection with a July incident in which he was allegedly found in possession of an ounce of methamphetamine and one-quarter ounce of cannabis.
Blake Laine Whisenand, 36, of 4005 71st St., Urbandale, was charged with controlled substance violation, failure to affix drug stamp and first-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana.
The incident occurred about 10 p.m. July 15 about 10 p.m. in the 1200 block of Jordan Creek Parkway in West Des Moines, where officers of the West Des Moines Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Whisenand.
According to court records, “Officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the
vehicle,” and a search of the vehicle allegedly disclosed about “nine grams of marijuana, a loaded needle and 28 grams of methamphetamine.”
Whisenand allegedly “admitted the narcotics located inside the vehicle were his” and “admitted to distributing methamphetamine,” according to court records.
Whisenand was held in the Dallas County Jail prior to posting a $5,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for an initial appearance Dec. 4 in Dallas County District Court.
Whisenand was convicted of first-offense prescription drug violation in 2003 in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of controlled substance violation in 2008 in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of controlled substance violation in 2016 in Warren County District Court. He was convicted of third or subsequent offense possession of a controlled substance in 2018 in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of second-offense possession of a controlled substance in 2019 in Polk County District Court. He was arrested on a charge of third or subsequent offense possession of a controlled substance in August 2020. The case is pending in Polk County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.