Utah officials say 49-year-old Abel Medina Rios, his 28-year-old daughter Raquel and 26-year-old son, Abel, are suspected of drug activity. Troopers seized about 55 pounds of marijuana and a loaded 32-caliber handgun from their vehicle.
Storm Lake police were contacted and searches were made at a Storm Lake residence and two businesses, where police seized two firearms along with quantities of marijuana, crystal meth, drug packaging materials, cell phones, and $2,600 cash.
The investigation is ongoing in both Iowa and Utah with possible charges to include felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm by restricted persons. The three remain in jail in Utah.
(Reporting by Joel Hermann, KAYL, Storm Lake)