Storm Lake Drug Arrest

An Alta man was arrested by Storm Lake Police after a traffic stop Wednesday evening.

A police officer attempted to stop a vehicle in the 1100 block of Lake Avenue for a traffic violation… but the driver refused to stop. He continued southbound on Lake Avenue, finally stopping in the Walgreens parking lot. Police allege the driver… 21-year-old Cesar Gracia of Alta was attempting to consume marijuana and swallow it. He was removed from the vehicle and police retrieved the marijuana from his mouth. Police says small amount of marijuana was also found in the vehicle.

Gracia was charged with third-offense possession of a controlled substance marijuana, an aggravated misdemeanor… eluding, a serious misdemeanor… and driving while revoked, a simple misdemeanor. He was jailed on a two-thousand dollar bond.