No Contact Order Arrest

An Ida Grove man was arrested after Storm Lake police early Sunday morning while on patrol checked on the welfare of an adult male and female who appeared to be loitering at the Storm Lake Wal-Mart.

Police learned there was an active no contact order prohibiting 26-year-old Heath Mefferd from being in the presence of the woman he was with. Mefferd was charged with violation of a no contact order, a simple misdemeanor. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail and held without bond.

Upon impounding Mefferd’s vehicle police allegedly saw a quantity of meth and drug paraphernalia. Police sealed the vehicle pending application for a search warrant. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are anticipated.