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Search warrants lead to 5 arrests

February 9, 2018

Marshalltown, IA - Three search warrants served by the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force Wednesday evening into early Thursday morning led to the arrest of five Marshalltown residents.

On February 7th, 2018 agents with the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force served search warrants at 509 W South St, 308 N 5th Ave, and 408 Melody Lane Apt #1 Marshalltown, Iowa.

As a result of the investigation, five suspects were arrested and jailed on various criminal drug charges:

Javier Corona, age 30 of Marshalltown

  • Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance w/ intent to Deliver (Methamphetamine) B-Felony
  • Tax Stamp Violation – D Felony

Rocio Cruz, age 25, of Marshalltown

  • Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance w/ intent to Deliver (Methamphetamine) B-Felony
  • Tax Stamp Violation – D Felony

Julio Adrian Garcia-Macias, age 27, of Marshalltown

  • Possession of drug paraphernalia – Simple Misdemeanor

Stefani Jo Perdue, age 22, of Marshalltown

  • Possession of drug paraphernalia – Simple Misdemeanor

Juan Manuel Saldana-Diaz, age 21, of Marshalltown

  • Possession of drug paraphernalia – Simple Misdemeanor

Officers found evidence of methamphetamine use and sales. Officers seized approximately 2 pounds of methamphetamine with a potential street value of $70,000, drug paraphernalia, and US currency as a result of the search warrants.

Additional arrests are pending as the investigation continues.

The Mid Iowa Drug Task Force was assisted with the execution of the search warrants by the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, the Marshalltown Police Department, Tri County Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement (DNE) and Dept. of Homeland Security (ICE). 

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.

For additional information or a sample copy, contact:
Sheriff Steve Hoffman
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6325

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