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WOODBURY COUNTY DEPUTIES SEIZE NEARLY 80 LBS OF MARIJUANA

A Colorado man is facing drug charges in Woodbury County following his arrest Sunday that led to the seizure of 77 pounds of marijuana from his vehicle.

34-year-old Darrel Wait of Thornton, Colorado is charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana, Two counts of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Prescription Drugs, Drug Tax Stamp, and Prohibited Acts.

Major Tony Wingert of the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy conducted a traffic stop on Wait’s vehicle early Sunday just south of Sioux City on Interstate 29, because a frame blocked the view of much of his back license plate:

At that point a Sioux City Police drug dog was brought in and a search warrant was obtained:

Wait is the co-owner of a marijuana farm in Colorado where the drug is legal to grow.

The 77 pounds of marijuana and other related material that was seized has a street value of approximately $450-thousand dollars.

Wait is currently free on bond from the Woodbury County Jail.

 

SIOUX CITY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ILLEGAL MANUFACTURE OF STEROIDS

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A northwest Iowa man has pleaded guilty to illegally manufacturing anabolic steroids.

Prosecutors say 23-year-old James Nhan, of Orange City, entered the plea Monday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City.

Court documents say Nhan admitted that, from late 2014 until Dec. 15, 2015, he manufactured anabolic steroids and intended to distribute some to various customers.

Experts say anabolic steroids are considered controlled substances that are related to testosterone and promote the growth of skeletal muscle and the development of male sexual characteristics.

Nhan’s sentencing date has not yet been set.

 

NEARLY 200 CITATIONS ISSUED IN TRAFFIC SAFETY ENFORCEMENT PROJECT

MANY SIOUX CITY AREA DRIVERS HEADED INTO THEIR THANKSGIVING WEEK BY RECEIVING A TRAFFIC TICKET TUESDAY NIGHT.

SIOUX CITY POLICE JOINED FORCES WITH THE IOWA STATE PATROL AND WOODBURY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ON AN INNER CITY TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROJECT.

OFFICERS STOPPED 120 VEHICLES AND ISSUED 196 CITATIONS.

SEVEN PEOPLE WERE CITED FOR DRUG OR ALCOHOL RELATED O-W-I’S, NEARLY 20 GRAMS OF MARIJUANA WERE SEIZED AND FOUR PEOPLE WERE CITED FOR DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.

THREE INDIVIDUALS WERE TICKETED FOR OPEN CONTAINERS AND TWO OTHERS WERE ARRESTED ON OUTSTANDING WARRANTS.

SIOUX CITY POLICE ENCOURAGE CITIZENS TO CALL IN ANY AREAS OF CONCERN FOR FUTURE PROJECT LOCATIONS.

 

REPORT FINDS GROWING NUMBER OF IOWA CHILDREN ARE OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE

A study finds Iowa’s kids are becoming just as sedentary and chunky as their parents. The report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds almost 30-percent of Iowa children between the ages of 10 and 17 are overweight or obese. It follows a recent report that found 32-percent of Iowa adults in that category. Foundation program officer Jasmine Hall-Ratliff says we continue preach about the virtues of diet and exercise.

The report also found almost 15-percent of young Iowa children, between the ages of two and four years, were overweight or obese. Iowa simply isn’t doing all it can, according to the report, to promote a healthy lifestyle in schools — or pre-schools.

There’s no “silver bullet” solution to bringing the obesity numbers down, she says, and that’s unfortunate. Parents are a tremendous influence on their children in many ways, so given the number of obese Iowa adults, she says it’s little surprise so many children are shaping up the same way.

The obesity report for young children ranks Iowa 21st in the nation, a slight drop, while the rankings for middle and high schoolers place Iowa 30th, a slight rise. As for adults, Iowa ranks as the 13th most obese state, a rate that’s holding steady.

 

PLANS TO DEMOLISH UNIVERSITY OF IOWA BUILDING THAT HAS BEEN ERECTED SINCE 1889 

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The University of Iowa plans to demolish part of a building erected in 1899.

There will be a portion of Seashore Hall that will come down in early to mid-December. It’s been the home of the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department and was the site of the University Hospital from 1899 until 1929.

It’s making way for a $33.5 million building that’s expected to open in 2020. The demolition at the Iowa City campus is expected to take about five weeks.