The U.S. Department of Justice released information Monday that police arrested nine people for trafficking meth last week.
The Marshall County Sheriff's Office and Marshalltown Police Department assisted the Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations and Homeland Security Investigations in twin busts of several Marshalltown homes and an apartment building Ankeny Nov. 20.
The two-year investigation involves Jose Sanchez Adame, Jose Luis Sanchez Adame, Raymundo Calderon, Fidel Sanchez, Antonio Mendiola, Kyla Forbes, Shannon Fogle and Fernando Camacho who were all charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
Authorities also arrested James Buffington for possession of meth with intent to distribute, a Class B felony.
Further details of the arrests were unavailable at press time.
Penalties for these crimes are a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life with up to a $10 million fine and five years of supervised release. The trial is set for Jan. 7.