On Wednesday a widespread narcotics investigation was brought to an end by Creston Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s office, Department of Narcotics Enforcement, Tri-County Narcotics and South Central Iowa Drug Task Force officers and Iowa Counter Drug Task Force analysts.
Three search warrants were obtained through extensive narcotics investigations over the past few months concerning the delivery of controlled substances from several unrelated sources. The search warrants resulted in 13 charges, 12 of which were felony charges specifically for possession with the intent to deliver or delivery of controlled substances.
The substances in include methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription medications.
Jared James Wilmeth, 27, and Misty Jean McCrory, 26, both of 701 W. Jefferson St., were both charged at their residence. Wilmeth was charged on arrest warrants for delivery of methamphetamine and failure to affix a valid Iowa drug tax stamp. McCrory was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and interference with official acts.
According to Creston Police reports, a valid search warrant was conducted at their residence and upon officers arrival, McCrory intentionally concealed marijuana pipes in an attempt to hide them from officers. Both pipes both contained residue of marijuana and a bag of marijuana was seized from the kitchen.
A confidential source working under the direction of law enforcement met with Wilmeth and subsequently purchased less than five grams of methamphetamine from Wilmeth. The controlled transaction was monitored and recorded by law enforcement.
A search warrant was issued on the residence of 405 N. Cherry St. resided by Sherrece Patricia Kilgore, 26, who was later charged at 302 N. Pine St. for possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine and failure to affix a valid Iowa drug tax stamp.
Shane Curtis White, 26, of 511 S. Maple St., was charged at 405 N. Cherry St. for carrying a weapon. White had three knives in his possession and one blade longer than five inches in length.
John Lyle Vanscoy, 26, 300 Maple St., was also charged at 405 N. Cherry St. for delivery of methamphetamine and failure to affix a valid Iowa drug tax stamp.
According to Creston Police reports, Archie Owen Smith, 21, and Sarah Schuetz, 22, both of 606 New York Avenue were charged at their residence with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A valid search warrant was executed on the residence after a narcotics investigation revealed Smith and Schuetz were conspiring with another individual to obtain marijuana. During the warrant, two packages of high-grade marijuana were seized, along with several items of paraphernalia used to injest marijuana.
Additional separate arrest warrants were executed for:
Joseph Lee Lamasters, 41, 400 N. Walnut St., was charged at 205 E. Irving St. on arrest warrants for delivery of methamphetamine, failure to affix a valid Iowa drug stamp tax and possession of methamphetamine.
According to a Creston Police report, a confidential source working under the direction of law enforcement met with Lamasters and subsequently purchased a quantity of less than five grams of methamphetamine.
Tori Lynne Beardsly, 39, 312 N. Spruce, was charged at her residence on arrest warrants for two counts of delivery of schedule II controlled substance and failure to affix a valid Iowa drug tax stamp.
According to a Creston Police report, Beardsly sold a quantity of purported schedule II controlled substance to a cooperating individual under the supervision of law enforcement. The transaction was monitored by law enforcement officers.
Spencer Jordan Leitzel, 22, 703 W. Jefferson, was charged at 306 N. Elm St. on arrest warrants for delivery of marijuana and failure to affix a valid Iowa drug tax stamp.
According to a Creston Police report, Leitzel sold a quantity of marijuana to an individual working under the direction of law enforcement. The transaction was monitored by law enforcement.
Alan Lee Williams, 50, 404 N. Chestnut was charged at the Union County Law Enforcement Center for conspiracy to deliver methamphetamines.
According to a Creston Police report, Williams conspired with others to distribute purported methamphetamine to numerous individuals. During a drug investigation, Williams admittedly facsilitated transactions and delivered purported methamphetamine to various individuals on numerous occasions.
The inmates are all being housed. The Union County Jail is at full capacity with 11 inmates and seven other inmates are being housed in other facilities.