Waterloo-Based Drug Task Force Seizes Nearly $2 Million In Meth In Last Three Months

By Lee Hermiston, Reporter

WATERLOO, Iowa - The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Task Force has seized nearly $2 million worth of methamphetamine in the last three months, including $1 million worth in the first two weeks of October alone.

According to a press release from the Waterloo Police Department, the task force has seized more than 15 pounds of meth in October and 26 pounds over the last three months. The task force has been assisted by the Waterloo and Cedar Falls police departments, Black Hawk and Monroe county sheriff's offices, FBI, Missouri DEA, Homeland Security, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa State Patrol, the Black Hawk County Attorney's Office and the United States Attorney's Office.

The activities of the task force have also resulted in numerous arrests.

On Oct. 11, the task force arrested 23-year-old Luis E. River-Olguin, 23-year-old Kalan A. Fisk, 29-year-old Melchor Hernandez-Perez, 70-year-old David Lozano-Alvarado and Baltazar Hernandez-Perez. All of the suspects were charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

On Oct. 13, the task force arrested 21-year-old Jessika Spindla-Zapote and 31-year-old Janeth D. Camacho. They were both charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.
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