CLINTON — A Clinton man is facing two felony drug charges.
Marcus A. Hook, 23, 68 20th Ave. North, is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, a Class B felony; and introducing methamphetamine into institution, a Class D felony. A preliminary hearing is set for 8:30 a.m. Feb. 13.
According to the affidavit, at 4:10 p.m. Feb. 2, an officer observed a red Chevy Suburban traveling west in the 200 block of 11th Avenue North with a tinted rear license plate cover. The officer initiated a traffic stop in the parking lot of Burger King, 1010 N. Second St., and made contact with Hook, the driver of the vehicle.
Hook was exiting the vehicle as the officer approached. The officer requested his license, registration and insurance. Hook provided the officer with an Iowa identification card. The officer checked for warrants. Clinton County Law Center advised he was suspended through the State of Iowa. Hook was secured and placed in the patrol vehicle. A passenger in the vehicle was released. Insurance was not located in the vehicle, which was subsequently towed. Hook was transported to Clinton County Jail.
The affidavit states while at the jail, an officer advised Hook if he brought any contraband into the facility he would receive an additional charge. A corrections officer conducted a search according to jail policy, and located three separate bags of a clear crystal substance consistent with meth. A criminal history showed two prior drug convictions from West Palm Beach, Fla., on Jan. 16, 2014, and Dec. 18, 2014. The suspected meth weighed 9.9 grams.