Joint investigation nets two drug arrests in Rapid City
Rapid City Police have recovered weapons and narcotics and made two arrests in a joint investigation with the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team (UNET).
On the morning of December 15, police were alerted to the presence of a warrant subject inside Wal-Mart on North Lacrosse Street. Officers arrested 31-year-old Jenna Holzer of Timber Lake.
Police discovered Holzer was traveling with a suspect in an aggravated assault from December 4 in Rapid City, identified as 27-year-old Nomar Ucha of Palmdale, CA.
Police located Ucha at 1740 Rapp Street. A search of his person turned up a .380 caliber pistol. A search warrant was requested to search Ucha’s hotel room and vehicle. Police found a large amount of cash, along with marijuana, methamphetamine, several empty plastic baggies, and two additional firearms inside the room. A search of the vehicle turned up nearly 2.5 ounces of methamphetamine, marijuana, paraphernalia, three more guns, and a large amount of ammunition. At least one firearm recovered was determined to be ‘stolen’ from the Rapid City area.
Ucha was arrested for Concealed Weapon without a Permit, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Committing a Felony with a Firearm, Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Unauthorized Ingestion of a Controlled Substance.
Holzer was arrested for Committing a Felony with a Firearm, Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Unauthorized Ingestion of a Controlled Substance.
The UNET was actively investigating Ucha based on ongoing tips that he was distributing methamphetamine to the Rapid City Area. The UNET was cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms as intelligence shows Ucha is known to deal in firearms as well. The UNET also believes they are dealing in drugs and firearms in other cities in South Dakota and are working with those agencies.