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K-9 stop nets eight pounds of meth in Tiffin

TIFFIN– Two non-Iowa residents have been arrested on drug and weapon charges after a weekend traffic stop in Tiffin.
After running a stop sign, Dawn M. Colunga, 38, of Indianapolis, was stopped by Coralville police on the 100 block of Village Drive at about 7:05 p.m. Friday. With the assistance of a K-9, police searched her Honda Civic and found out eight-and-a-half pounds of crystal methamphetamine, a small bag of heroin and a small portion of marijuana.
A stolen handgun was also discovered in the possession of passenger Miguel A. Ruiz Santillian, 54, according to police reports. Ruiz Santillian’s residence is unknown.
Colunga and Ruiz Santillian have both been charged with a controlled substance violation, a class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison. For the stolen handgun, Ruiz Santillian also faces an aggravated misdemeanor, punishable by up to two years in prison.
Ruiz Santillian has been detained at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office on a $105,000 bond. Colunga is being held on a $100,000 bond.