Versluis arrested in Spencer backyard

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Kenneth Versluis was charged for at least the third time for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, after the 59-year-old was located in a backyard at 829 Second Ave. SE. in Spencer.

Clay County deputies located Versluis at 12:55 a.m. Friday, in the backyard and made contact, after he was seen acting suspiciously. He was unable to articulate a valid reason to be walking about the property which was not his own. Deputies discovered a zip-lock baggie containing methamphetamine lying in the backyard, where Versluis had allegedly been previously.

He was taken into custody and transported to the jail.

Spencer Police Department's K-9 unit assisted, conducting a sniff search of Versluis' vehicle, which was parked at 811 Second Ave. SE. Following a positive alert by the K-9, deputies conducted a further search of the vehicle and seized items of drug paraphernalia and a quantity of cash.

Versluis is being held in the Clay County Jail on a $6500 bond.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Iowa Great Lakes Drug Task Force, and the Spencer Police Department. Anyone with information regarding Kenneth Versluis' drug activities is encouraged to contact the Clay County Sheriff's Office, or Text-A-Tip. Cash rewards are available for qualifying information.

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  • Why don't they put this guy away for good. He has been in nothing but trouble for several years. Obviously he isn't going to clean up his act.

    -- Posted by raschoolrocks on Tue, Apr 24, 2012, at 9:54 AM
  • Oh my he must need sad

    -- Posted by windchimes3 on Tue, Apr 24, 2012, at 10:31 PM
  • I agree windchimes3 It appears this man is in need of some help. I sure hope he gets it. very sad

    -- Posted by AshlyMeyer on Thu, Apr 26, 2012, at 9:49 AM
  • He is going to have to want to be helped first before it will ever work.

    -- Posted by olmanhawk on Thu, Apr 26, 2012, at 2:36 PM
  • First, A world class mug shot..and all you dear hearts,yes he needs help, but nothing you can do..

    -- Posted by Cookster on Thu, Apr 26, 2012, at 7:09 PM
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