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Drug Bust in Marion County, Five Charged

Posted: Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 10:55 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-David Hecht & Dr. Bob Leonard

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On Wednesday, law enforcement officers with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, South Central Iowa Drug Task Force and the Iowa Division of Narcotics conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle west of Melcher on High G-76 for a speed infraction. An officer found several subjects in the vehicle to be in possession of open containers of alcohol and located and seized items used in the manufacturing of Methamphetamine. Items found include Lithium batteries, plastic tubing, pseudoephedrine and muriatic acid. Those arrested and charged include Rusty Lee Conrad of Lacona, Dustin Steven Conrad of Lacona, Sara Dawn Vande Kraats of Pella, Gegory Schuyler Griffith of Bussey and Kendra Jo Birkenholtz of Monroe. This case remains under investigation by the South Central Iowa Drug Task Force, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office with further charges pending.