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FOUR ARRESTED: 33 Lbs Of Meth Seized

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A year-long investigation in south-east Iowa has ended with four men in custody and pounds of methamphetamine confiscated.

Last Saturday, 33 pounds of methamphetamine was seized after search warrants were executed in Ottumwa and Newton.

The haul had the potential value of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

It was the culmination of a year of work for the southeast Iowa Inter-Agency Task Force.

Along with the drug seizure, four suspects were taken into custody.

meth drug bustOttumwa residents Michael McManus, Jr., Terry Young and Juan Hernandez-Huerta and Brian Carmer of Newton were arrested.

They’re all charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

During the investigation, undercover officers purchased methamphetamine more than 20 times from the suspects.