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Four arrested during early morning search warrant

May 3, 2019

Marshalltown, IA - During the morning of May 3rd, 2019 agents with the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force (MIDTF) served a drug search warrant at 16 N 11th Avenue Marshalltown, Iowa, which led to the arrest of four people.

Friday morning, the MIDTF served the third search warrant concerning this address since 2017. Due to prior firearms history, the SWAT team was utilized for entry to the residence and while making entry, suspects were found in the process of destroying evidence by flushing drugs. As a result of this investigation, evidence of methamphetamine and marijuana use and sales was discovered, a small quantity of methamphetamine, marijuana and $1783 was seized and four suspects were arrested and jailed on various criminal drug charges:

Alphonze Emanuel, age 43 of Marshalltown was charged with: Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance with intent to Deliver (Methamphetamine), C-Felony; Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance (marijuana) 2nd Offense, Serious Misdemeanor; Prohibited Acts, Aggravated Misdemeanor and Outstanding local arrest warrants.

Zacheriah Dixon, age 23, of Marshalltown was charged with: Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance (marijuana), Serious Misdemeanor; Prohibited Acts, Aggravated Misdemeanor.

Kelsey Tolbert, age 25, of Marshalltown was charged with: Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance (marijuana), Serious Misdemeanor; Prohibited Acts, Aggravated Misdemeanor.

Jose Cervantes-Rodriguez, age 46, of Marshalltown was charged with: Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance (methamphetamine); Possession of drug paraphernalia,Simple Misdemeanor; Prohibited Acts, Aggravated Misdemeanor.

Additional charges and arrests are pending as the investigation continues.

The Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force was assisted with the execution of the search warrant by the Marshalltown Police Department, the Marshalltown SWAT team and the Marshall County Sheriff's Office.

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 by Sheriff Steve Hoffman and is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

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Sgt. James Gibson
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
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