A Waukee teenager was arrested in Clive early Wednesday when he was allegedly found in possession of 81 grams of cocaine and a variety of THC-related items.
Irving Josephat Lugo-Torres, 19, of 747 Ashby Dr., Waukee, was charged with two counts of controlled substance violation, two counts of failure to affix drug stamp and unlawful possession of a prescription drug.
The incident began about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday in the 3600 block of N.W. 178th Court in Clive, when an officer of the Clive Police Department approached a suspicious vehicle from which Lugo-Torres exited, according to court records.
The officer allegedly detected “the odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle” and informed Lugo-Torres that he intended to search the vehicle. Lugo-Torres “became agitated” and allegedly “attempted to lock the vehicle,” according to court records
The subsequent search disclosed “a folded tobacco package in the center console” that allegedly contained marijuana. Also “inside the center console were a VAP pen-type object containing THC oil, a digital scale, a plastic zip lock bag containing three blue pills,” identified as Colonazepam, and “a rainbow-colored bowl containing a brown substance,” identified as marijuana wax.
According to court records, a search of the vehicle’s trunk disclosed “a plastic grocery bag, containing approximately 93 individually wrapped pieces of candy that field tested positive for THC” along with “THC cookies and other THC items.”
An “unlabeled black bag” in the truck allegedly contained “several individual packages of a white powdery substance that field tested positive for cocaine and had a gross package weight of 81 grams.”
Lugo-Torres is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $5,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing April 7 in Dallas County District Court.
Lugo-Torres was convicted of controlled substance violation, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to affix drug stamp and carrying weapons in 2017 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.