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Drug Task Force conducts Search Warrants

September 11, 2008

Marshall County Iowa - Law enforcement authorities conducted four raids during the early morning Thursday, September 11, 2008, in Marshalltown, and rural Marshall County. A total of seven people were arrested for various felony and misdemeanor methamphetamine and meth-manufacturing related offenses.

Raids were conducted at the following locations: 209 S. 4th Ave., Apt. #3, Marshalltown, two persons were arrested and charged as follows:

  1. Kevin Douglas Young, age 47, Marshalltown, was arrested on local outstanding felony warrants for Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Parole Violation, and several Tama County warrants involving Ongoing Criminal Conduct, Possession of Methamphetamine precursors, and Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
  2. Margaret Charlene Schultz, age 39, Marshalltown, was arrested and charged with Possession of drug paraphernalia, and Prohibited Acts.

At 1426 Wallace Ave., Marshalltown, three persons were arrested and charged as follows:

  1. Susan Marie Brafford, age 36, of 1426 Wallace Ave., was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, 2 counts of Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor substance, Prohibited Acts, and two traffic warrants.
  2. Mark Evan Draeger, age 23, 701 W. Church St., Marshalltown, was arrested on a Probation Violation warrant.
  3. Ronda Ann Barker, age 41, of 108 ½ S. 4th St., Marshalltown, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Methamphetamine Precursor substance.

At 2236 B Highland Acres Road, Marshalltown, one person was arrested and charged as follows:

  1. Steven Fisk Wilcox, age 46, of 2236 B Highland Acres Road, Marshalltown, was arrested for Manufacturing methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor substances, and Prohibited Acts.

At 405 W. Church St., Apt. #3, Marshalltown, one person was arrested and charged as follows:

  1. Terri Jo Vajgrt, age 42, of 405 W. Church ST. #3, Marshalltown, was arrested for Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, Possession of meth precursors, and Prohibited Acts.

All subjects were jailed pending initial appearances in court. The arrests were prompted by an investigation into purchases of pseudoephedrine medicine, with the assistance of local pharmacies. Pseudoephedrine is a primary ingredient used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

The Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force was assisted in this investigation, by the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force (East branch) the Tama County Sheriff's Office, the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, the Marshalltown Police Department, and the National Guard Counterdrug Support program.

The Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force operates in Grundy, Hardin, Marshall and Tama Counties and is funded through a federal grant from the United States Department of Justice, and the Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy.

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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