Traffic stop west of Ireton leads to arrests and several charges – November 19

On Sunday, November 19, at 4:28 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Geraldo Lopez-Lopez, age 21, and Ismael Lopez-Lopez, age 31, both of Sioux City, IA.

The arrest stemmed from a traffic that occurred on Dipper Avenue, two miles west of Ireton, IA.

Through the course of the traffic stop, both occupants gave false information to the deputy. The deputy also discovered open containers of alcohol in the vehicle and the driver, Geraldo, was in possession of a fictitious identification card. Both individuals also had arrest Woodbury County warrants.

Upon further investigation, a police K-9 alerted to the odor of illegal drugs inside the vehicle and crystal substance, which later tested positive for methamphetamine, was found inside the vehicle.  More false identification documents, including a false Social Security card, were also found inside the vehicle.  Geraldo showed indications of intoxication and it was found that he was currently under the influence of a drug other than alcohol.

Both were transported to the Sioux County Jail where Geraldo was he was charged with obstructing prosecution, possession of methamphetamine, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated; additionally, he was cited for a speed violation, no liability insurance and possession of a false identification card.

Ismael charged with obstructing prosecution and forgery. He was also cited for open container of alcohol in a vehicle and possession of a false identification card.

The sheriff’s office K-9 Rocky assisted in the investigation.

Geraldo Lopez
Ismael Lopez