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$900,000 in Drugs Found During Sting

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    April 14, 2014 | 8:11 am
    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.