Three arrested in Audubon County on drug charges


December 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Three people were arrested late last week on drug charges, in Audubon County. The Sheriff’s Department reports 35-year old Shawn Michael Vetterick, and 30-year old Athena Marie Shotwell, both of Audubon, were arrested Thursday evening on charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Their arrests were the result of a consent search of their home at 212 2nd Avenue in Audubon. The couple was brought to the Audubon County Jail and later released after posting bond.

And, 23-year old Bethany Nicole Litwiller, of Ft. Dodge, was arrested Friday night on a charge of Possession of Methamphetamine. The arrest and charge came about as the result of a traffic stop on Pheasant Avenue, near 220th Street in Audubon County. Litwiller was brought to the jail and later released after appearing before the magistrate.

Sheriff’s officials said also, 47-year old Richard Alan Jorgensen, of Audubon, was arrested this past Monday evening (Dec. 26th), on an outstanding warrant out of Audubon County, for Aggravated Assault. The charge stems from an investigation into an incident which allegedly took place Dec. 18th. Jorgensen has since posted bond, and was released from custody.