Text-a-Tip Helps Osceola County Officers Make Drug Arrests

text-a-tipSibley, Iowa — Two Sibley residents have been arrested on drug charges, thanks to a texted tip.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Wednesday (7/10/13), their deputies carried out a search warrant at 1016 2nd Avenue West in Sibley.

Following the search, deputies arrested 27-year-old Heather Nicole Lavoie and 26-year-old Reyes Valles Ontiveros, both of Sibley. They were charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Simple Misdemeanor), and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Serious Misdemeanor).

Lavoie and Ontiveros were released after they each posted a $1,300 bond.

The sheriff’s office started the investigation after receiving an anonymous Text-a-Tip. The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office has received over 90 anonymous texted tips since implementing the program in 2008.

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