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Police/Fire Reports

Police Blotter Sept. 11, 2019

Newton Police Department

• Jackson R. Poulson, 18, of Newton, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia at 10:34 p.m. Sept. 6 in the 1700 block of South Fourth Avenue East. According to the Newton Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of South Fourth Avenue East in reference to an odor of marijuana coming from an apartment. Newton police arrived and smelled marijuana in the hallway. Officers were standing in the hallway when the roommate of Poulson opened the door. Once the door was opened the smell of marijuana grew stronger and police made the roommate aware of their observations. Officers entered the apartment and observed a female and Poulson standing in the living room and informed the parties they were being detained and a search warrant would be applied for the residence. Poulson then turned over a glass bong and a clear plastic bag containing a green leafy substance. Poulson told police he was the sole owner of the items. Officers seized the glass bong and green leafy substance and weighed the substance and it weighed 3.9 grams and field tested positive for marijuana. Poulson was cited and released.

• Renee S. Tedrow, 51, of Newton, was charged with operating while under the influence at 11:46 p.m. Sept. 3 in the 400 block of South Eighth Avenue West. According to the Newton Police Department, Jasper County Dispatch advised of a gray 2008 Acura ATL traveling east at the 155 mile marker without taillights and being all over the roadway. Dispatch also advised another reporting party had called and said the vehicle had taken the 164 East Interstate 80 ramp and struck a construction cone. Newton police located the vehicle traveling east in the 1100 block of South Eighth Avenue West and observed the vehicle with no headlights or taillights on and traveling 20 mph. Officers initiated a traffic stop in the 500 block of South Eighth Avenue West. The vehicle continued to roll into the 400 block of South Eighth Avenue West and struck the curb before coming to a stop. Newton police made contact with the driver and observed her to have bloodshot, watery eyes and the odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. Police asked for her license, registration and proof of insurance and Tedrow struggled to pull her insurance up on her phone. Officers instructed Tedrow to exit the vehicle and take a seat in front of the patrol car. They could smell alcohol on her person. Tedrow denied consuming alcohol that night and said she was tired and on prescription medication. Tedrow refused to do the Standard Field Sobriety Testing or provide a sample for the Preliminary Breath Test. Tedrow provided a sample for the DataMaster which indicated a BAC of 0.150. Tedrow was cited and released.

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