MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa An estimated $900,000 worth of drugs were found during a meth ring sting in Marshalltown Friday, reported the Marshalltown Times Republican.
The Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force deputies arrested three people in connection with the case: Nicholas Ramirez-Martinez, 44, of Marshalltown, Rene Fernandez, 49, of San Luis, Ariz., and Francisco Salgado-Aguirre, 47, of Yuma, Ariz., the Times Republican reported.
Authorities told the newspaper that they seized 20 pounds of methamphetamine and $60,000 in cash.
Ramirez-Martinez is charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver, failure to affix drug tax stamp and prohibited acts.
Salgado-Aguirre and Fernandez were charged with conspiracy to distribute meth.