March 19, 2018
Marshall County, Iowa - A Marshalltown man was arrested on March 17, 2018 following a traffic stop in rural Marshall County that netted 4 pounds of methamphetamine.
A deputy with the traffic safety unit was working a St. Patrick's day special enforcement project when he noticed a vehicle northbound from Laurel, IA on Highway 14 shortly after 4:00 P.M. that crossed the center line of the road and had an illegible registration plate.
The vehicle was stopped a short time later after the turning off from the highway. The driver, Alejandro Sandoval, age 33 of Marshalltown, IA was found to have a suspended driver's license.
Approximately 4 pounds of methamphetamine, $3700 cash and MSM, a product often used to dilute drugs at stages of distribution was subsequently seized.
Sandoval was arrested and remains jailed with a $100,000 bond on charges of Possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, Failure to affix a drug tax stamp, Driving while suspended and other alleged traffic violations.
The Sheriff's Office has been assisted by the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force and Marshalltown Police. The investigation remains ongoing.
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