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Four arrested by Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force

Meth seized valued at $250,000

A two-month long investigation by the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force led to the arrest Tuesday of a Marshalltown man and woman at their residence.

That was followed by the arrest of two co-conspirators in the parking lot of Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman said.

“An estimated 11 pounds of methamphetamine was seized. Depending on distribution methods, it could have a street value nearing $250,000, In addition to the methamphetamine, a small quantity of marijuana, a 2007 BMW car and an undetermined amount of cash was also seized.”

Taken to Marshall County Jail were:

• Jeremy Travis Beason, 27, Marshalltown, charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, a Class B felony; and failure to purchase a drug tax stamp, a Class D felony.

• Tiffany Carol Wagner, 24, Marshalltown, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and failure to purchase a drug tax stamp.

• Rachel Ann Danielson, 41, of St. Paul, Minn., charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and failure to purchase a drug tax stamp.

• Michael Roy Marsh, 42, Mankato, Minn., charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and failure to purchase a drug tax stamp.

All except Wagner are being held on $25,000 cash only bond.

Hoffman said a search warrant was first executed at 1429 W. Linn St. where approximately 6.5 pounds of ice methamphetamine was seized as well as evidence of drug use and significant distribution.

Beason and Wagner were arrested on site.

Then, with the assistance of U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency personnel, MIDTF agents located suspected co-conspirators in the parking lot of Prairie Meadows casino where an additional approximately 4.5 pounds of ice methamphetamine was seized. Marsh and Danielson, were arrested there and transported back to the Marshall County Jail.

MIDTF was assisted by Marshalltown Police and U.S. DEA in this operation. The MIDTF is funded in part by a grant through the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy and serves Marshall, Tama, Grundy and Hardin Counties.

The investigation is ongoing.

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