Semi Driver Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

On Friday night about 10:00 p.m. the Stanton County Sheriff’s office stopped a westbound semi-tractor and trailer travelling westbound on U.S. Hwy 275 near Pilger for speeding 85mph in a 65mph zone and driving left of center.  The 35 year old driver appeared to be under the influence and was found in possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and suspected heroin.  Jonathan Blekis, Lodi, CA was arrested and booked on the felony drug charges and jailed pending the posting of a cash bond.  A search of the truck also indicated several hidden concealment points consistent with drug transport.  The semi was seized and towed from the scene.