Ongoing Investigation Leads to Arrest of Hospers Man

February 05, 2021 10:28am

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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest after conducting a search warrant at a residence in Hospers Tuesday morning.  Deputies received information that a firearm was being kept at the residence of 42-year-old Robert Hansen, a convicted felon prohibited from owning or possessing any firearms.


During the investigation, deputies discovered an AR-15 rifle that was hidden behind sheetrock in a wall inside the residence.


The case is also the result of an ongoing investigation that began in February, 2019, where Hansen became a suspect in possessing five pounds of methamphetamine that was discovered during a search warrant of a former Orange City business, Orange City Seamless Gutters.


Hansen was arrested and charged with felon in possession of a firearm and drug trafficking (possession of a controlled substance with intent of distributing).


The case remains under investigation.