The Sac City Police Department made a traffic stop on a Red Dodge Caravan for failure to display registration plates shortly after 9 p.m. last Sunday.
When officers made contact with the driver, Leonard Weimer of Sac City, they detected a strong suspicious odor coming from the vehicle. Following a search of the car, police uncovered material which is used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Weimer was also carrying a dangerous weapon and placed under arrest.
The DCI Laboratory was also called in to secure the vehicle and its contents. Due to the material which was found, law enforcement officials were required to evacuate one square block surrounding the vehicle before it was transported to the State Maintenance Department grounds, located west of Sac City.
Weimer was arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine in Excess of 5 grams, a class B felony; Possession of a Precursor Lithium to Manufacture Methamphetamine; Possession of a Precursor Ethel Ether to Manufacture Meth-amphetamine, both class D felonies; Carrying a Concealed Weapon Exceeding Eight Inches in Length, an aggravated misdemeanor; and Carrying a Concealed Weapon Exceeding Five Inches in Length, a serious misdemeanor. Weimer was booked into the Sac County Jail and held on $168,025 cash bond.