MASON CITY | A Mason City man is in jail on a $100,000 bond for allegedly delivering methamphetamine to a law enforcement informant.

Joseph Angel Luna, 28, is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, among other charges from separate incidents.

Luna allegedly delivered 13.9 grams of meth to an individual cooperating with the North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force in the 1000 block of Fourth Street Southwest in Mason City April 21, police say. 

He is scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court on those charges Dec. 29. 

Luna was arrested in Forest City Sunday after a search warrant was executed at a home where drugs were found. He was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and interference with official acts. Law enforcement said he refused to tell officers his name or where he lived. 

He is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a $105,000 bond, with an additional bond imposed for Winnebago County charges. 

Luna will also go to trial Jan. 23 in Cerro Gordo County District Court after he was arrested in an bait bike sting operation in October. 

The Mason City Police Department conducted an operation where a bicycle was left unattended in a public location while officers watched to see if anyone would attempt to steal the bike, a Gary Fisher brand valued at $250.

Two hours into the operation, the bait bike was stolen. Luna attempted to elude police by riding away on the bike but was tackled and taken into custody. He was charged with fourth-degree theft, interference with official acts and possession of drug paraphernalia.

During a search of his person, police found a used drug needle and a scale in his pocket, court documents said. 

Contact Courtney at 641-421-0534 or on Twitter @CourtneyFiorini.




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