HOSPERS—Four people have been charged after Sioux County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a report of a disturbance in Hospers and discovered people under the age of 21 who had consumed alcohol about 3 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18.
Eighteen-year-old Jesus Efrain Soto Gonzalez of Hospers was arrested Sunday, Aug. 18, on a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Gonzalez provided a place for people under the age of 18 to drink alcohol unlawfully and provided money to another person to purchase alcohol so they could consume the alcohol at his residence at 203 Fifth Ave. N., according to court documents.
Nineteen-year-old Jennifer Gomez of Sioux Center was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 20, on charges of drug distribution violation to person under 18 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Gomez admitted offering methamphetamine to a 14-year-old girl, who used the meth, and providing some of the alcohol consumed by the minors, according to court documents.
Twenty-one-year-old Tania Mitchel Hernandez of Sheldon was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 21, on charges of distributing a counterfeit controlled substance to a minor and supplying alcohol to a person under legal age.
Hernandez presented a powdery substance consistent with cocaine to people under the age of 18, told the minors it was cocaine and prepared some on a plate to be ingested, according to court documents.
A 14-year-old ingested the substance with the understanding that it was cocaine. The plate was tested for cocaine and tested negative The 14-year-old consented to a urine sample and the urine tested negative for cocaine, according to court documents.
A female juvenile also was cited into Juvenile Court for underage possession of alcohol as part of the incident, according to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.