Waukee man arrested in Monday raid for dealing meth

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Dakota Nicholas Runde Leto, 21, of Waukee was arrested Monday on charges of controlled substance violation, failure to affix drug stamp and first-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana.

A Waukee man was arrested Monday morning on drug charges at the conclusion of a Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement (MINE) drug task force investigation.

Dakota Nicholas Runde Leto, 21, of 720 Collins Dr., Waukee, was charged with controlled substance violation, failure to affix drug stamp and first-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana.

The MINE drug task force is a federally funded, multi-jurisdictional task force that is responsible for the detection and apprehension of persons or groups involved in the use and sale of illegal drugs.

The MINE team executed a search warrant at Runde Leto’s residence about 6 a.m. Monday. According to court records, “a plastic baggie containing blue, green and purple pills was located on the coffee table in the living room.” The pills, weighing 31.3 grams, field tested positive for methamphetamine.

A quantity of THC wax was also found in the residence, according to court records.

Runde Leto is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $25,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Feb. 13 in Dallas County District Court.

Runde Leto was convicted of unlawful possession of a prescription drug in 2017 in Adair County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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