On Sunday, February 17, 2013 at approximately 2:00 AM, Investigators with the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Task Force conducted a search warrant at 1718 Cornwall Avenue. Investigators recovered a quantity of Marijuana, Ecstasy, and Crack Cocaine. They also seized a .45 caliber handgun. The drug investigation case involved the transportation of drugs from Detroit, Michigan to Waterloo, Iowa.
Luke James Behnke, age 42, of East Dubuque, Illinois. He was charged with Conspiracy to distribute over 5 grams of Ecstasy, Conspiracy to distribute over 10 grams of Crack Cocaine and conspiracy to distribute Marijuana. He is being held in the Black Hawk County Jail on $205,000.00.
Charles Robert Newell, age 35, of Redford, Michigan. He was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Conspiracy to distribute more than 10 grams of Crack Cocaine, Conspiracy to distribute Marijuana, Possession of Ecstasy with intent to deliver, and Conspiracy to distribute over 5 grams of Ecstasy. He is being held in the BHC Jail on $260,000.00 bond.
Andrea Gakovic, age 18, of Waterloo, Iowa: She was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana, Conspiracy to distribute over 5 grams of Ecstasy and Conspiracy to distribute over 10 grams of Crack Cocaine. She is being held in the BHC Jail on $205,000.00 bond.
Captain Tim Pillack
Waterloo Police Investigations