Suspicious Vehicle Leads To Arrest

A Laurens man was charged after Storm Lake Police early Thursday morning were dispatched to the alley in the 700 block of Superior Street to investigate a suspicious vehicle.

Officers made contact with the driver… 37-year-old Justin Howard of Laurens… who allegedly had a revoked driver’s license and was under the influence of a controlled substance. Police allege they located and seized drug paraphernalia from Howard’s vehicle used to smoke meth.

Howard was charged with third-offense OWI, a class “D” felony…and simple misdemeanor charges of driving while revoked and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed on a five-thousand dollar bond.