Execution of search warrant results in arrests on drug charges

Wednesday, June 8, the Waukon Police Department conducted a search warrant at 5 Clinton Street, Apartment 204. As a result of the search, an arrest warrant has been issued for 24-year-old Erin Peterson of Garnavillo. Peterson is being charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell/Deliver, a Class D felony; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

As a further result of executing that search warrant, a bystander in the common hallway had a strong odor consistent with marijuana about his person. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were located and seized. The subject, 20-year-old John Jola of Lansing, was arrested and charged.

The Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene of both arrests. A criminal charge is merely an accusation and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.