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MIDTF Serves Narcotics Search Warrant

April 28, 2017

1217 Marshall Dr. Marshalltown, Iowa - On April 27th, 2017 agents with the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force served a narcotics search warrant at 1217 Marshall Dr. in Marshalltown, Iowa. 

During a search of 1217 Marshall Dr. Marshalltown, officers located Jesus Herrera-Lopez, who was found to be concealing approximately a half pound of ice methamphetamine on his person. This quantity of methamphetamine has a street value of $5000-$27,000 depending on the distribution method. The investigation revealed that the ice methamphetamine had been concealed among food items in a package shipped to Marshalltown from Tijuana, MX.

As a result of this investigation, three suspects were arrested and transported to the Marshall County Jail on various criminal drug charges:

Jesus Herrera-Lopez, age 37, 104 N 1th Ave., Marshalltown

  • Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance w/intent (methamphetamine), B Felony.
  • Tax Stamp Violation, D Felony

Jeanette Smith, age 39, 1217 Marshall Dr., Marshalltown

  • Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Aggravated Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Simple Misdemeanor

Vinton Carmer, age 36, 1217 Marshall Dr., Marshalltown

  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Simple Misdemeanor

Officers seized methamphetamine and marijuana as a result of the search warrant.

Additional arrests are pending as the investigation continues.

The Mid Iowa Drug Task Force was assisted with the execution of the search warrant by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement (DNE) and the Marshalltown Police Department.

The Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force is funded by a grant, through the United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy.

About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is led up by Sheriff Steven W. Hoffman. Sheriff Hoffman is committed to
keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

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Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6325

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