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Arrests made in O’Brien County, Iowa drug bust

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The Daily Globe, Worthington, Minn.

March 16–PRIMGHAR, Iowa — The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office has arrested six people on charges ranging from possession of a controlled substance to possession of drug paraphernalia and supplying alcohol.

According to a report issued by the sheriff’s office Thursday evening, the department served a search warrant at the Ryan Coates residence, 360 Fourth St. N.E., Apt. 3, in Primghar, at 8:12 p.m. Wednesday. Drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana were seized from the apartment. Law enforcement officers then searched the Samantha Dowd residence at 360 Fourth St. N.E., Apt. 1, in Primghar, which resulted in more drug paraphernalia being seized, along with a “substantial quantity” of marijuana.

Among those arrested in the investigation were: Coates, 21, who is charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia, and supplying alcohol; Emily Otto, 20, of Primghar, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia; William Collins II, 28, charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia; Dowd, 24, charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia; Carissa Collins, 34, of Hartley, Iowa, charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana); and Bobbi Jo Collins, 18, of Hartley, charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana). A charge of operating while intoxicated is pending for Bobbi Jo Collins.

All of the individuals were taken to the O’Brien County Jail and released Thursday morning on bond. They will appear in court at a later date.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, Sanborn Police Department, Hartley Police Department and the Department of Human Services.

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Posted on March 21, 2012. Filed under Crime.
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