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FBI raids dismantle drug distribution network in Eastern Iowa

May 8, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
FBI raids dismantle drug distribution network in Eastern Iowa

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An FBI investigation into a drug distribution network in Eastern Iowa has lead to the arrests of 14 suspects on multiple federal and state drug trafficking charges, KCRG reported.

The arrests stem from a 40-page federal search warrant filed in federal court in the Northern District of Iowa, which details an FBI-led two-year investigation into a ring that distributed drugs in Waterloo Marshalltown and Dubuque, areas that culminating in the raids earlier this week.

According to KCRG, Feds charged the following suspects with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine:

Chad Ellis Weyland of Cedar Falls
Edward Behrens of Benton, Wisconsin
Osbolado Nieto-Arreola of Des Moines
Roque Rodriguez-Arellano of Marshalltown
Alejandro Hernandez of Marshalltown
Aldo Omar Lopez Martinez of Marshalltown
Michael Vincent Woodberry Bent of Denver
Dennis Sharkey II of Dubuque

Officials identified Weyland as the leader of the ring, who purchased the meth from various suppliers and had his co-conspirators distribute the drug across Eastern Iowa.

According to authorities, Weyland sent and received shipments of drugs and cash through Federal Express, which federal investigators tracked.

In April 2014, Weyland was nabbed by agents with $30,000 from at the Eastern Iowa Airport and had initially agreed to become an informant.

However, the relationship ended after feds discovered Weyland had started selling meth again.

Investigators identified other dealers in the conspiracy by tailing Weyland, having agents go undercover along with tracking thousands of phone calls and text messages that were linked to the trafficking of drugs.

Another six suspects face state drug charges – all of them from Dubuque, include:

-Thomas Pregler, 53,” accused of possession of meth with intent to deliver.

-John Husemann, 51, charged with possession of meth and marijuana

–Katie Kammerude, 30, accused of possession of meth with intent to distribute.

-Stephanie Duve, 24, and Tasha Donath, 35, each face charges of possession of meth with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a park or school and child endangerment.

-Jason Adams, 35, accused of possession of meth with intent to distribute and within 1,000 feet of a park or school.

According to the criminal complaint, police arrested the five suspects while conducting search warrants on various locations in Dubuque.

Duve faces a child endangerment charge as police say officers found her three-week-old child in the apartment where she is alleged to have been making meth.

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