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MIDTF Search Warrant Resulting in 10 lbs. Methamphetamine Seizure

November 9, 2012

Super 8 Motel 3315 S. Center St. - On November 8th, 2012 agents with the Mid Iowa Drug Task Force and Drug Enforcement Administration served a narcotics search warrant at two rooms in the Super 8 Motel, 3315 S. Center Street, Marshalltown Iowa.

As a result of this investigation two suspects were arrested and transported to the Marshall County Jail on various criminal drug charges:

Ramon Cavillo-Cardenas, age 68 , 1724 Fairview Rd., Fontana California

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, Class B Felony
  • Failure to Affix Drug Tax Stamp, Class D Felony
  • Prohibited Acts, Aggravated Misdemeanor

Rigoberto Martinez-Miss, age 41, 10858 50th St., Riverside California

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, Class B Felony
  • Failure to Affix Drug Tax Stamp, Class D Felony
  • Prohibited Acts, Aggravated Misdemeanor

Officers seized an excess of 10 lbs. of methamphetamine, documents, one motor vehicle, and over $4,000.00 cash from the two motel rooms as a result of the search warrant. Street value of the methamphetamine seized in this investigation is estimated at approximately $476,700.00

This investigation was a Midwest regional cooperative effort involving the Mid Iowa Drug Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Minnesota State Police Criminal Apprehension Unit.

Additional arrests are pending as the investigation continues.

The Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force is partially 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 Mid Iowa Drug Task Force operates in Grundy, Hardin, Marshall and Tama Counties.

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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Child Safety Seat Checkup Event

June 24, 2021

On Sunday, June 27 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM child passenger safety technicians with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Marshalltown Police Department will be hosting a child seat safety checkup event at Fareway located at 102 W Anson St.  This event will be co-sponsored Fareway and Child Abuse Prevention Services of Marshalltown.  Technicians will be available to check child safety seats to make sure they properly fit the vehicle and child as well as ensuring correct and safe installation. They will also be checking seats to make sure they are not expired or recalled.   Techs will work with parents or caregivers to educate them on correct installation as well as offer tips to aid with proper installation.  They will also be able to answer general questions about child passenger safety.  This is a good opportunity to learn about different seat options and transitioning to different seats as your child grows and develops.  Informational handouts will be available for caregivers. 

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office to conduct special enforcement June 9 -12

June 8, 2021

Marshall County, Iowa – June 8th, 2021 – Father’s Day should be a time to celebrate, but it can also be one of the deadliest on the roads. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is joining Iowa’s statewide Traffic Fatality Reduction Task Force in an effort to reduce deaths on Iowa roadways. As part of that effort Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducting a special enforcement initiative geared toward reduction of impaired drivers leading into Father’s Day week.
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