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Lyon County Sheriff’s Office

LARCHWOOD—A 38-year-old Sioux Falls, SD, man faces an additional charge after being found with methamphetamine when he was served a Lyon County warrant about 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 8, at Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort northwest of Larchwood.

The arrest of Tyler Gene Blaue stemmed from a request from Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation for assistance regarding Blaue being wanted, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy found Blaue on the casino gaming floor and placed him under arrest.

Blaue admitted to having a bag of methamphetamine, and two bags of meth were found in his jeans pockets.

He then was additionally charged with first-offense possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine.

The warrant also was for a charge of first-offense possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine.

That charge stemmed from another incident at the casino when staff found a small plastic bag with a white crystalline substance inside in a hotel room on Jan. 13.

A check of hotel records showed the room to have been reserved by Blaue that day. Surveillance footage also showed he had reserved the room.

The substance was sent to the Iowa DCI Criminalistics Laboratory in Ankeny, where it tested positive for methamphetamine.

A warrant for Blaue’s arrest was issued Feb. 14.