CLEARFIELD - A Davis County man was arraigned in Clearfield 2nd Circuit Court Tuesday on five charges of drug possession and unlawful sexual intercourse after narcotics agents raided his home, seizing 3 pounds of cocaine.
The cocaine has an estimated street value of $250,000, according to Layton Police Chief Doyle Talbot, the current head of the Davis Metro Narcotics Strike Force.Lane C. Stromberg, 35, 1487 S. 1250 West, Syracuse, is being held in the Davis County Jail on $250,000 bail.
He was arraigned on charges of possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute, one count of unlawful sexual intercourse, and two counts of failure to affix a tax stamp to the drugs.
The cocaine possession charge is a first-degree felony and the marijuana count is a second-degree felony, both enhanced one degree because Stromberg lives adjacent to an elementary school, Talbot said. The sexual intercourse charge and two tax stamp charges are third-degree felonies.
Talbot said a search warrant was obtained and Stromberg was arrested last Friday evening by narcotics squad members, assisted by officers from Clearfield and Layton, on information developed by the Syracuse Police Department.
"We got a search warrant and went in there, expecting to find a sizable quantity of cocaine, but never expected to find an amount quite this large. It surprised us," Talbot said.
The chief said other evidence was also seized, and leads on the drug's source and network of distribution are being developed.