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Estherville man faces charges

By Staff | Mar 26, 2020

An Estherville man faces charges following an arrest by the Estherville police on Tuesday.

According to Estherville police, officers located a male individual, Daniel Acosta of Estherville, known to have active warrants out Emmet County at Dollar General in Estherville. Officers were checking on warrants that included possession of a controlled substance-failure to affix a drug tax stamp and possession of drug paraphernalia. The original investigation conducted by the police department that the charges originated from, started back in December of 2019. Officers made contact with Acosta outside of the store while he was inside of his vehicle. After confirming the warrants, officers placed Acosta under arrest for the warrants. Prior to transport, officers were able to locate the presence of drug paraphernalia in his possession.

While serving the warrant, K-9 Max was deployed on scene for a K-9 search and he indicated the possible presence of illegal narcotics inside of the vehicle. The vehicle was impounded until officers could obtain a search warrant to search the inside of the vehicle. After obtaining a search warrant, officers executed a search on the inside of the vehicle. During the search, officers located several items of drug paraphernalia and a substance believed to be methamphetamine. The findings of the search warrant resulted in additional charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and the potential of more charges could be filed in this ongoing investigation. Acosta was held at the Emmet County Jail for the warrants and the additional charges of drug paraphernalia. Acosta was released from the Emmet County Jail on a $25,000 unsecured bond after seeing the magistrate judge. All subjects are innocent in the court of law until proven guilty.

The Estherville Police Department encourages all citizens of Estherville with any information into potential crimes, to please contact us day or night for assistance. The citizens of Estherville make the difference in being able to prevent potential crimes and keeping ourselves and our neighbors safe.