STORM LAKE, Iowa | Police made a series of arrests in connection with the alleged use and sale of illegal drugs in Storm Lake Tuesday. 

A press release said police conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Veil Jacoby Douglass, 34, of Storm Lake, at a residence at 1123 North Ontario St. last month.

From that, a police tactical team executed a search warrant and arrest warrant on Douglass at that address at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday. Police located and arrested Douglass and also detained Jamal Carter, 20, of Storm Lake, and two juvenile males. Police then allege they detected the odor of burnt marijuana in the home. An additional search warrant for the premises was granted and a quantity of a substance believed to be methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana was seized. In addition, drug paraphernalia and scales used for the sale of illegal drugs were found, the release said.

During the investigation, police allege that Carter and an unnamed 14-year-old Storm Lake male smoked marijuana in the residence the day before.

Douglass with charged with delivery of a controlled substance – methamphetamine (Class C felony), gathering where controlled substances are used (Class D felony), possession of a controlled substance – meth, possession of a controlled substance – cocaine, child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia. Douglass was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Carter faces counts of gathering where controlled substances are used, child endangerment, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of a controlled substance – marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in lieu of $2,000 bond.

The 14-year-old male faces gathering where controlled substances are used, possession of a controlled substance – marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was processed and released to a family member pending a court date in juvenile court, the release said. 

Police also arrested Jennifer Lichtenberg, 39, of Storm Lake, at her place of employment in connection with the investigation. She is charged with conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine (Class C felony), gathering where controlled substances are used (Class D felony), possession of a controlled substance – meth, possession of controlled substance – cocaine, child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was booked into the county jail on $10,000 bond.

This investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are anticipated, the release said.

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