Northwest Iowa — Northwest Iowa Law enforcement officers have made a number of drug arrests in the past few days.
On Saturday, (1/19), the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office assisted with a drug search and the arrest of a Texas man. Deputies report that at about 10:45 PM, they assisted an Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation agent in executing a search warrant at the Grand Falls Casino, on the state line near Larchwood. As a result of the search, 26-year-old Sean C. Williams of Houston, TX was arrested. Williams was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, a serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. The Iowa State Patrol and Grand Falls Casino Security also assisted with the search warrant.
A Rock Rapids man was arrested on Friday in Rock Rapids on drug charges. Officers arrested 24-year-old Collin Campbell of Rock Rapids in the 300 Block of First Avenue. He was charged with Second Offense OWI and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
On Wednesday (1/16), a Sheldon man was arrested by the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office. They report that they arrested 61-year-old Timothy Joseph Elbert of Sheldon on Washington Avenue in the 9 AM hour. He was charged with Second Offense OWI, Possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
And the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people on felony drug charges and found a half a pound of marijuana on Wednesday (1/16).
A Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a vehicle driven by 26-year-old Meng Thao of Storm Lake, for a traffic violation east of Spirit Lake on Highway 9. A vehicle search turned up cash and 0.52 pounds of plant material believed to be marijuana. The three occupants of the vehicle were arrested and booked into the Dickinson County Jail.
Thao was charged with Possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver – marijuana, a Class D Felony, Drug tax stamp violation, a Class D Felony, Failure to have a valid driver’s license, a simple misdemeanor, and Excessive speed, a simple misdemeanor.
Nineteen-year-old Justin L. Fang and 26-year-old Kong M. Xiong both of Storm Lake, were also charged with possession with intent to deliver and drug tax stamp violations.
All three were released after posting $5000 bond.