MASON CITY – Three people were arrested last week after police were called about the trio smoking marijuana.
According to police, a person reported marijuana being smoked in an apartment building at 305 5th Street NW. Police arrived and verified the weed odor. Police then spoke to the occupants and secured the location while they applied for a search warrant. Once the warrant was signed by a judge, officers served the warrant and located controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.
Three people were charged with crimes.
Brandon Christopher Allen, age 20,who resides at the apartment, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (2nd offense), gathering for use of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Allen is a convicted felon who plead guilty to a number of drug crimes in Shelby county in 2012.
Kayley Jo Cooper, age 19, also resides at the apartment and was charged with gathering for use of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Justin Lee Smith, age 28, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and gathering where controlled substances are being used.
All three were released pending future court dates.