Police Smell Strong Chemical Odor On Two Dubuque Men, Car
By Kathleen Serino, Reporter
MARQUETTE, Iowa – Two Dubuque men could face narcotics charges after Mar-Mac police said they discovered items used to manufacture methamphetamine in their vehicle.
A traffic stop at First Street in Marquette netted restricted drivers Cory Lee Cole and Mark Noonan, both 45 and of Dubuque, at 10:49 p.m. Thursday after officers noticed a strong chemical scent emitting from the vehicle and its occupants, police said.
According to a news release, officers further uncovered meth paraphernalia and marijuana in the vehicle, and specially-trained lab techs from the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office and Postville Police Department were called out to assist in the removal of the hazardous materials.
Cole and Noonan were transported to the Clayton County Jail, where they were both released on $1500 signature bonds Friday morning.
Cole is being charged with failure to obey a stop sign, driving while revoked and suspended. Noonan is being charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana). Police said Noonan did not have a valid license to operate vehicles in Iowa as well.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Laboratory is currently testing the hazardous items, but results could take up to four months to appear.
Mar-Mac Police Chief Randall Grady said additional charges could come forward pending the results of the lab tests.
Mar-Mac Police were also aided by the Northeast Iowa Drug Task Force, Iowa State Patrol, McGregor Hook and Ladder Company #1, and Mar-Mac Ambulance Service.
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