Shotgun, meth found in car

Three people were arrested after officials found a shotgun and methamphetamine in their vehicle.

Paul Hopkins, 22, Carrie Kleinman, 36, both of Marshalltown, and Brad Moeller, 22, of Tama, were arrested Sunday night after Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies stopped the car they were in on the 900 block of East Nevada Street after they received calls reporting the sound of a gunshot and seeing people leave the area in a brown car.

Burt Tecklenburg, chief deputy of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, said the Marshalltown Police Department was notified of the sound in the area of the 300 block of North Second Street.

The car the three were in matched the description of the brown car originally reported, Tecklenburg said.

After the car was stopped, authorities discovered a shotgun and more than five grams of meth inside, Tecklenburg said.

Hopkins was charged with possession of meth with the intent to deliver, a Class B felony and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently being held in the Marshall County Jail on a $100,000 cash only bond.

Moeller is charged with possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, a Class D felony. He was held in the Marshall County Jail on a $5,000 surety bond and has since been released.

Kleinman is charged with possession of meth, second offense and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held in the Marshall County Jail on a $2,000 surety bond.

The incident is still under investigation by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office.

Contact Stephanie Ivankovich at 641-753-6611 or sivankovich@timesrepublican.com