Man pulled over with half a pound of pot

Friday, October 19, 2018

A Storm Lake man was arrested with over half a pound of marijuana in a vehicle Tuesday night.

A police officer pulled a vehicle over for a routine traffic violation on West Milwaukee. After being given a warning, the driver, Derrick Roberts, age 50, was asked for consent to search the vehicle.

Officers seized 261 grams of marijuana, unidentified pills and nearly $1,000 in cash. 

A drug recognition expert was called to the scene and further determined that Roberts was under the influence of a controlled substance. Police arrested Roberts for Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a felony, Drug Tax Stamp violation, and OWI 2nd Offense. Roberts was transported to the Buena Vista County Jail where he was booked and held on $11,000 bond.

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