Two arrests were made in connection with an ongoing investigation into the sale of illegal drugs in and around Storm Lake.
Sunday afternoon, police stopped two vehicles on East Lakeshore Drive near Gilbert Street. Forty-eight year-old Demetrius Staten of Storm Lake was in the first vehicle. Police say he refused to comply with officers’ instructions and was tasered. Police took 36-year-old Michael Mosley of Storm Lake into custody from the second vehicle.
Police seized what’s believed to be heroin, along with marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Police Sunday evening searched 709-B West Ninth Street… where a substance believed to be heroin along with methadone and substances used to cut heroin for street sales were seized. Police also searched 1414 Park Street… where they seized drug paraphernalia and a small amount of cash believed to be proceeds from drug sales.
Sunday night, police searched 140 Kenzy Street, where they seized marijuana packaged for street sales and drug paraphernalia.
Staten was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, a class “C” felony… possession of marijuana, a serious misdemeanor… and interference with official acts and possession of drug paraphernalia, both simple misdemeanors. Staten was jailed on a 51-thousand dollar bond.
Mosley was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and failure to affix a drug tax stamp, both class “D” felonies… third-offense possession of marijuana, an aggravated misdemeanor… and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Mosley was jailed on a 12-thousand dollar bond.
Storm Lake Police report the recovered heroin is part of an investigation to stop the flow of heroin into the city from Chicago. Additional arrests and charges are pending. The Storm Lake Police Department was assisted by the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Department.