Officials with the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Enforcement task force (SWINE) recovered several thousand dollars worth of stolen property, drugs and cash from a home in Council Bluffs Wednesday.
Council Bluffs Police Sergeant Robert Christensen says an on-going investigation into activities at the Council Bluffs home led to the arrest of 40-year old Rufus Jones and 38-year old Lora Hohertz. A third person in the home was not charged. He says they got enough information to get a search warrant. Christensen says the information said there was a large amount of cash and weapons, but they never found weapons.
Christensen said they had received several complaints about the amount of traffic going in and out of the home. Christensen says it was people traffic and the people inside had to actually know who you were before they let you in. He says there were camera’s mounted outside the home to alert the occupants of any visitors and/or police presence.
During their entry into the home, police killed a pit bull that tried to attack them. Once the scene was secure, a search of the home was conducted. Authorities recovered about 56-grams of methamphetamine, $8,500 in cash, between 6 and $8,000 worth of electronics, a new Polaris ATV worth approximately $9,000, and an enclosed trailer.
Both the ATV and trailer were confirmed stolen out of Central City, Nebraska. Officials also recovered numerous vehicle parts from inside the building. Jones and Hohertz each faces charges of intent to deliver over 5-grams of meth, first-degree theft, gathering where illegal substances are used, possession of drug paraphernalia, along with a drug tax stamp violation.