Two Sioux City teens are in custody after a search warrant turned up evidence of drug distribution and stolen firearms.
Kelley Kuester and Dalton Keeler, both 18 and from Sioux City, are facing multiple felony charges.
According to court documents, authorities were investigating a burglary that occurred on March 14th in Sioux City where two hand guns and several other items were stolen. Police were able to obtain search warrants for Kuester and Keeler’s homes. Both suspects were at Keeler’s home on the 1300 block of Linn Street when police arrived to serve the search warrant. Authorities say that Kuester attempted to run from the scene, but was stopped by police and taken into custody at gunpoint.
When police searched the home on Linn street, they were able to locate a loaded .40 caliber pistol that had been taken from the March 14th robbery. Police also located a 12 gauge shotgun that had the barrel cut down to a little over 12 inches, making it an illegal sawed off shotgun.
Authorities also located around 11 grams of methamphetamine and materials consistent with drug distribution. Police also located around 3.6 grams of marijuana along with a scale, syringe and several pipes used for smoking marijuana and methamphetamine.
Keeler is currently being charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, 2nd Degree Burglary, 2nd Degree Theft, and Possession of an Offensive Weapon. He’s currently being held in the Woodbury County Jail on a $50,000 bond. His next court date is scheduled for March 29th at 9:00 A.M.
At the time of his arrest, Kuester was out on bond in connection to several car burglaries stemming back to December of 2015. That bond has now been revoked and he’s facing additional charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, 2nd Degree Burglary, 2nd Degree Theft, and Possession of an Offensive Weapon. He’s currently being held on a $60,000 bond and he’s due back in court on March 29th at 9:00 A.M.