Sioux City man on bicycle arrested for selling meth

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A Sioux City man is facing drug and weapons charges after being stopped while riding his bicycle early Wednesday morning. 

According to court documents, police stopped 30-year-old Emanuel Pleitez around 12:45 Wednesday morning for not having a headlight on his bicycle while riding on a city street. Authorities say that Pleitez told them he didn’t think he needed a headlight to drive at night if he “drove fast enough.”

Police say that while they were questioning him, Pleitez admitted to being in possession of an illegal substance. When searched, authorities say they located 7 different containers of methamphetamine and several digital scales. Police also located a .22 caliber pistol and a small amount of marijuana in his possession. 

Authorities say that in an interview Pleitez admitted to being a methamphetamine dealer and claimed to have completed 50 to 100 sales in the last month. 

Pleitez is charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, and Improper Light on a Bicycle. He’s being held in the Woodbury County Jail on a $15,000 bond. 

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