Three people are facing multiple charges after four small children were found at a home during a drug raid Wednesday morning in Storm Lake.
According to a release the Storm Lake Police Department’s Tactical Entry Team raided a home on the 1100 block of West 5th Street in Storm Lake around 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday.
Upon entry they detained 33-year-old Bounpane Phaymany and 26-year-old Brenda Vang of Storm Lake. Authorities also located four small children ages 3 to 6 inside the home.
Investigators from several local, state, and federal agencies then searched the home and recovered around 1.2 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of roughly $19,000. Authorities also recovered just over $400 in cash and a semi-automatic handgun.
While authorities were processing the scene 24-year-old Dylan Gustafson of Aurelia arrived at the home. Police say that Gustafson was found to be in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine, two ounces of marijuana, over $8,500 in cash and a semi-automatic handgun. Authorities say that Gustafson had a concealed handgun permit, but the weapon and drugs were seized by police.
The four small children were placed into the custody of the Iowa Department of Human Services.
Gustafson was taken into custody and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail and held on a $1,000 bond.
Phaymany has been charged with Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp, and four counts of Child Endangerment. He’s being held in the Buena Vista County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
Vang is currently charged with four counts of Child Endangerment and is being held in the Buena Vista County Jail on a $5,000 bond.
The Storm Lake Police Department was assisted in the investigation b the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Department, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the US Postal Inspectors Service, the Buena Vista County Attorney’s Office, the Sac County Sheriff’s K9 Unit, and the Iowa Department of Human Services.