The odor of illegal substances is what led authorities to arrest an Oelwein man.


At about 4:45pm Thursday (May 6) Fayette County deputies attempted to serve papers at a residence at 228 7th Avenue SE in Oelwein. After officers noticed the smell of illegal drugs coming from the residence, a search warrant was issued.

During the search, deputies found and seized several types of illegal substances, pills and paraphernalia.

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The resident, 24 year old Christopher Carreon of Oelwein was then arrested on charges of Introducing Contraband, Possession of Marijuana-1st Offense, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

More charges are expected, and the case remains under investigation.

The Oelwein Police Department assisted the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

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