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Drug Task Force arrests local woman

March 19, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa - The Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force served a search warrant on a Marshalltown home Monday, arresting one person and placing two children in safe care.

Agents of the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 203 N. 9th Street in Marshalltown Monday, which resulted in the arrest of Samantha Sue Sanders, age 23, and the removal of two minor children who were placed with Crisis Care under the Drug-Endangered Child protocol.

The Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force was assisted by the Marshalltown Police Department in the execution of the search warrant and arrest, which concluded a three month drug investigation.

Sanders was charged with:

  • Ongoing criminal conduct, a Class 'B' Felony
  • Possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with the intent to deliver, a Class 'C' Felony
  • Neglect of a dependent child, a Class 'C' Felony
  • Possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, a Serious Misdemeanor
  • Possession of prescription drugs, a Serious Misdemeanor
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor

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. The Task Force operates in Grundy, Hardin, Marshall and Tama Counties

About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is lead 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 Steve Hoffman
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6325

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