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Traffic stop results in Elberon drug bust

May 7, 2013
By John Speer - Editor (jspeer@tamatoledonews.com) , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

A complaint of a reckless driver who was aprehended in Dysart five days earlier led to a drug investigation and a series of arrests at Elberon on April 19.

The Tama County Sheriff's Office said Samuel Arthur Franzen, 19, of Elberon was stopped by a deputy sheriff at Casey's General Store on Iowa Highway 21 in Dysart after a complaint was received about his driving on Sunday, April 14.

Frazen was arrested on charges of 1st offense drunken driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance in a premise, vehicle or dwelling, driving while license suspended, possession of pseudoephedrine, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance - serious misdemeanor, manufacture / delivery / possession of a controlled substance and possession of lithium.

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The Sheriff's Office then obtained a search warrant for a Mian Street address in Elberon. After it was excuted on Friday, April 19, three additional persons were arrested there on charges involving narcotics. Franzen, who was still being held in the Tama County Jail in Toledo was additonally charged with ongoing criminal conduct.

Arrested at the address of 2 Main Street, Elberon, were Colton Lee Reed, 23, Cedar Rapids, on charges of delivery of a controlled substance, ongoing criminal conduct, possession of a controlled substance - 3rd or subsequent offense and possession of a controlled substance in a premise, vehicle or dwelling; Teresa Marie Barnett, 38, Elberon, on charges of possession of a contrlled substance in a premise, vehicle or dwelling, four counts of neglect of a dependent person, possession of a controlled sunstance, delivery of a contrlled substance as a felon and ongoing criminal conduct; and Casey James Meyer, 28, Keystone, on charges of ongoing criminal conduct and delivery of a controlled substance as a felon.

All four continued to bve held on bond in the Tama County Jail this week.

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