Storm Lake police arrest 9, seize marijuana wax

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Storm Lake police arrested 9 people after receiving a report of drug activity Monday night.

Storm Lake Public Safety issued the below release detailing the incident:

On the evening of Monday, December 4, 2017 at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to 714 Geneseo Street on a report of possible drug activity occurring at the residence.

Upon arrival, police made contact with an occupant at the front door and allegedly detected the odor of marijuana coming from the residence. Police entered the residence and took nine people into custody for questioning. Police further sealed the residence pending the application for a search warrant.

The SLPD acquired a search warrant and upon executing it at the residence located and seized a quantity of marijuana wax as well as other drug paraphernalia.

Late Monday night the SLPD charged the following:

Fabian Luna, 25, of Storm Lake was charged with Gathering Where Marijuana is Used and Providing Alcohol to a Minor (both serious misdemeanor).

Jesus Diaz, 20, of Storm Lake was charged with Gathering Where Marijuana is Used (serious misdemeanor) and Possession of Alcohol (simple misdemeanor). In addition Diaz was found to be wanted out of Buena Vista County on a warrant charging him with Contempt of Court.

The following were charged with Gathering Where Marijuana is Used (serious misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor):

  • Eriberto Huizar, 18, of Storm Lake

  • Juan Huizar, 22, of Storm Lake

The following were charged with Gathering Where Marijuana is Used (serious misdemeanor) and Possession of Alcohol (simple misdemeanor):

  • Jesse Wolver, age 20 of Storm Lake

  • Juan Tello, age 20 of Storm Lake

  • Brian Huizar, age 19 of Storm Lake

The following were charged with Gathering Where Marijuana is Used (serious misdemeanor):

  • Georgia Kotsiomitis, age 22 of Storm Lake

  • Francisco Huizar, age 50 of Storm Lake

Eight of the persons were booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $1000.00 bond each. Diaz was held without bond on the outstanding warrant.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are anticipated.

The SLPD was assisted by the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Department.

All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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