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Search Warrants Served July 29, 2009

July 30, 2009

Marshall County - The Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force (MIDTF) and Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, MINE TF ( East division ) along with several other law enforcement agencies, served a total of 8 search warrants, on Wednesday, July 29, 2009. The investigation has resulted in two arrests so far.

Authorities served warrants at five residences in Marshalltown, at 311 Park St., 204 N. 15th St., 306 Summit St., apt. #2, 306 Melody Lane, apt. #1, and 1704 Edgebrook Drive, apt. #5.

A search warrant was also served at 301 Meskwaki Road, apt. #1 in Tama County, and at 426 Park St., in Grinnell. Authorities later served a search warrant on a car in Des Moines, at 1124 Vine St.

Two arrests were made in Marshalltown at 311 Park St., after a quantity of methamphetamine was found at the residence.

Arrested were:

Carlos Jara-Cruz, age 37, of 311 Park St., and Miguel Jara-Cruz, age 38, of 311 Park St.

Both men were charged with: Possession of a schedule II controlled substance with intent to Deliver, a Class B felony, Violation of the state Drug Tax Stamp, a Class D Felony, and Prohibited Acts, an aggravated misdemeanor. Both men were jailed on $100,000.00.

Officers also seized a small amount of methamphetamine, a handgun, and additional documents evidence, at 204 N. 15th St. The remaining search warrants involved seizures of documents and motor vehicles. A total of six vehicles were impounded by authorities.

Additional arrests are pending as the case is yet under investigation.

Agencies assisting in the search warrant and arrest operations included:

  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA Des Moines )
  • State Division of Narcotics Enforcement
  • Iowa State Patrol Tactical team
  • Marshalltown Police Department (patrol, detective and tactical units )
  • Marshall County Sheriff's Office
  • Tama County Sheriff's Office (including K-9)
  • Monroe Police Department ( K-9)
  • Tama Police Department
  • Grinnell Police Department
  • Meskwaki Nation Police

Department Officer making release
Chief Deputy Burt Tecklenburg
Marshall County Sheriff's Office

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:
Burt Tecklenburg
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6325

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