Storm Lake Drug Arrests

Two arrests were made after Storm Lake Police Thursday afternoon stopped a vehicle in the 1500 block of East Lakeshore Drive for a traffic offense.

Police determined the driver… 24-year-old Everardo Manriquez Mendoza of Storm Lake… had his driving privileges barred in Iowa. Police also determined 25-year-old Edna Garza of Storm Lake… who was in the vehicle… was wanted on warrants for failure to appear in count for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance in a corrections facility.

The vehicle was impounded… and during a search, police seized marijuana and drug paraphernalia connected to the use of meth.

Garza was charged with third-offense possession of marijuana, an aggravated misdemeanor.. and jailed on a three-thousand dollar bond.

Manriquez Mendoza was charged with delivery of marijuana and third-offense possession of marijuana, both class “D” felonies… driving while barred, an aggravated misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. He was jailed on a 12-thousand dollar bond.