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Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force

April 21, 2008

Marshall County Iowa - On 4-18-08, four local residents were arrested on charges related to an apparent methamphetamine lab, discovered at 1210 E. Nevada St., in Marshalltown.

Offices with the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force and the Marshalltown Police Department, went to 1210 E. Nevada St, to investigate a tip concerning drug usage in the home, and children being present. Upon arrival, officers detected a strong ether odor, consistent with meth lab activity, and detained two male suspects who had been inside the garage.

The house was evacuated, including two adult females and 5 small children. All persons were initially detained, while authorities secured the residence and the garage. Marshalltown Fire Department also responded to the scene to decontaminate the adults and children. Crises Care and the Department of Human Services were also summoned to assist with the investigation, as it pertained to the children. A search warrant was obtained and officers conducted a search and continued the investigation, leading to the following arrests and charges being made.

  1. Adam Wade Beem, age 32, of 811 W. Church St., Marshalltown, was charged with Manufacturing a Schedule II controlled substance, a Class C felony, and possession of methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor, and also arrested on outstanding warrants for purchases of pseudoephedrine.
  2. Giles Evan Richard Clark, age 33, 605 W. Boone ST., Marshalltown, was also charged with Manufacturing a Schedule II controlled substance, and possession of methamphetamine.
  3. Katy Lyn Reid, age 21, of 1210 E. Nevada St., Marshalltown, was charged with Child Endangerment, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Conspiracy to manufacture a schedule II controlled substance, a Class C Felony.
  4. Kori Jo Johnson, age 22, of 2510 S. 6th St., Marshalltown, was also charged with Child Endangerment and Conspiracy to manufacture a schedule II controlled substance.

All were being held in the Marshall County Jail on bond, at the time of this release.

The State Division of Narcotics Enforcement also responded and DNE Agents processed the lab scene, seizing items of evidence related to the manufacture of methamphetamine.

The case remains under investigation.

Officer making release
Chief Deputy Burt Tecklenburg
Marshall County Sheriff's Office/ Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force

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.

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Burt Tecklenburg
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6369

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