Orange City, Iowa — A man arrested on a felony drug charge near Sioux Center is considering a plea agreement, and a sentencing date has been set in his case.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 17, one of their deputies arrested 43-year-old Omar Bautista Rodriguez of Sioux City. Authorities say Bautista‐Rodriguez was the subject of a joint drug investigation between the Sioux and Lyon County Sheriff’s Offices, and that he was charged with delivery of a controlled substance, a class C felony.

At what was to be a pretrial conference on Monday, June 12th, Judge Jeffrey Poulson filed a document that stated that the parties anticipate reaching a plea agreement, and that a plea-taking and sentencing had been set for Monday, June 26th in Sioux County District Court in Orange City. The trial had been scheduled for July.

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