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A Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force investigation results in four arrests.

April 10, 2009

Marshalltown, Iowa - A Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force investigation involving the sales and possession of methamphetamine resulted in four arrests Thursday evening, in Marshalltown.

One man was taken into custody after a traffic stop and a search of a vehicle in the downtown area, resulted in the seizure of about 20 grams of suspected methamphetamine.

Arrested at that time was: Robert Munoz-Cruz, age 36, of the Tallcorn Towers, #305, Marshalltown. Munoz-Cruz was charged with:

  • 3 Counts of Delivery of Methamphetamine, Class B felonies
  • 2 counts of Drug tax stamp violations, Class D felonies
  • Prohibited Acts, an aggravated misdemeanor

Officers then executed a search warrant at Apartment #305, seizing additional methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

Three additional persons were arrested at the apartment pursuant to the search warrant.

Arrested were:

Jose Abraham Diaz-Garcia, age 36, of #305 Tallcorn Towers, Marshalltown, IA.

Diaz-Garcia was charged with:

  • Possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, a Class C Felony
  • Possession with intent to deliver marijuana, a Class D Felony
  • Prohibited Acts, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Jose A Sepulveda, age 42, who was listed as homeless in booking records.

Sepulveda was charged with:

  • Possession of marijuana, a serious misdemeanor
  • Prohibited Acts, an aggravated misdemeanor

Lynn Anne Ayala, age 51, of 309 N. lst St., apartment #2, Marshalltown, IA.

  • Ayala was charged with felony Possession of methamphetamine, a Class D felony.

Officers also seized approximately $2,000.00 in cash, and various pharmaceuticals during the search. The street value of all drugs remains under investigation by the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force.seized is estimated at about $4,000.00. The case remains under investigation by the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force.

The Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force was assisted in the investigation by the Marshalltown Police Department, the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, the Tama County Sheriff's Office, and the National Guard Counterdrug program.

All subjects were jailed pending initial appearances in court.

About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is headed up by Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus. Sheriff Kamatchus is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

For additional information or a sample copy, contact:
Chief Deputy Burt Tecklenburg
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6325

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