Updike Sentenced

A Spencer woman… arrested in April on drug charges… has been sentenced in Clay County District Court.

Nineteen-year-old Jessica Updike was charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, failure to affix a drug tax stamp, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her vehicle was stopped by Spencer Police after investigating a report of a male passenger flashing a gun. The reporting party then stated a round was fired into the air. Officers found a stolen handgun, ammunition, marijuana, cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and cash in the vehicle.

Updike received a deferred judgment on a count of possession of a controlled substance marijuana and pleaded guilty to accessory to misdemeanor. She was sentenced to 14 days in jail time served, placed on probation for one year, and ordered to pay 21-hundred dollars in court costs and surcharges.

Charges are still pending against the passenger, 25-year-old Anjelo Humberto Ramirez Munoz of Sioux City.