Two Knoxville man were arrested last week on charges of methamphetamine possession and marijuana possession.

James Allen Null, 41, of Knoxville, and Jeffery Thomas Schrader, 32, of Knoxville, were both arrested following a traffic stop on Nov. 13.

Both Null and Schrader were charged with possession of methamphetamine, a class B felony; possession of marijuana, a class D felony; and failure to affix drug tax stamp, a class D felony.

Null was also charged with driving while barred, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Schrader received an additional controlled substance possession charge, a class D felony, for Clonazepam.

A Knoxville police officer pulled the two over in a Chevrolet Venture for a broken brake light at 5:43 a.m. on Nov. 13. According to court filings, the officer noticed an odor of raw marijuana in the vehicle.

After Null and Schrader were detained, officers searched the vehicle. They said they located 44.6 grams of marijuana, 5.7 grams of methamphetamine, a backpack, syringes, empty marijuana and methamphetamine containers, and a digital scale.

Kyle Ocker is the regional editor of the Centerville Daily Iowegian, Knoxville Journal-Express, Pella Chronicle and Oskaloosa Herald. He can be reached at

Kyle Ocker has been the editor of the Knoxville Journal Express since November 2016. He formerly held the titles of sports editor and associate editor at the Centerville Daily Iowegian, a sister paper to the Journal Express.

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