On Feb. 24, 2016, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit conducted a
narcotics investigation in Bartlett resulting in Jacob Thorne, age 20 of Sidney, Iowa and Lionel Cawthon, age 35 of Omaha, Nebraska being arrested and charged with Using a Minor in a Drug Trade, a Class C Felony, Delivery of Marijuana (17 pounds) and Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp, both Class D Felonies.

On Feb. 24, 2016, deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit conducted a
narcotics investigation near the area of Waubonsie Ave and 200th Avenue in Bartlett, Fremont County, Iowa.

During the investigation, Jacob Thorne, age 20 of Sidney, Iowa and Lionel Cawthon, age 35 of Omaha, Nebraska were arrested and charged with Using a Minor in a Drug Trade, a Class C Felony, Delivery of Marijuana (17 pounds) and Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp, both Class D Felonies.  

A juvenile, J.G., age 17 of Rock Port, Missouri was released to her parents with pending charges.

During the investigation deputies seized approximately 17 pounds of processed marijuana with a street value of $20,000.00.

Thone and Cawthon are being held at the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center on
$20,000.00 bond.

Fremont County Deputies were assisted by deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s
Office, Cass County, Iowa Sheriff’s Office, and Officers with the Tabor Police Department.