A Storm Lake man and his girlfriend were arrested after authorities had to breach an apartment door that had been barricaded with furniture.
The Storm Lake Police Department said they believed Apollo Price, 39, of Storm Lake, sold methamphetamine in different parts of the city. Arrest warrants were issued for Price regarding the drug sales investigation.
On March 7, police checked apartments at 1726 East Milwaukee Avenue in Storm Lake. During the search, Price allegedly broke an apartment window and fled on foot. The police were unable to catch him. While investigating the apartment, police say they found methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia that Price allegedly left behind. They filed more charges against Price.
On Tuesday, April 2 around 2:45 p.m., the Storm Lake police were told that Price returned to the apartment complex but in a different apartment. Police say they could detect the apartment was occupied but no one answered the door. Police then set up a perimeter around the complex and a Tactical Entry Team and K9 Unit were dispatched to the apartment.
After two hours of repeated attempts to get the occupants to open the door, the Tactical Entry Team executed a search warrant and breached the door. They found furniture had been moved against the door as a barricade. The team made their way into the apartment and took Price into custody. They also found Prices’ girlfriend Xitlalith Reyes, 23, of Storm Lake and took her into custody.
Price was charged with two counts of the class C felony of delivery of a controlled substance–methamphetamine. He was also charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, two counts of interference with official acts, possession of drug paraphernalia, and criminal mischief.
Reyes was charged with accessory to a felony and interference with official acts, and aggravated and simple misdemeanor respectively.
Price was taken to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center for medical evaluation. He was later seen by a judge at the medical center and released on a $10,000 signature bond following his initial appearance. Reyes was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $2,300 bond.