Jefferson County Attorney Tim Dille says 11 suspects have been arrested as a result of a methamphetamine investigation centered around Libertyville, Iowa.
All 11 were arrested on Thurday afternoon after several area law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at 202 South Main Street in Libertyville.
All eleven face a felony charge of Conspiracy to Manufacture more than 5 grams of Meth.
Law enforcement officials declined to say which, if any, of the 11 suspects was the ring leader. The names of the suspects are listed in the press release below.
Press release from the Jefferson County Attorney's Office
On Thursday, November 3, 2011 the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Southeast Iowa Inter-Agency Drug Task Force, Jefferson County Police Reserves, Wapello County Sheriff TMs Office, and Iowa State Patrol Tactical Team executed a search warrant at 202 South Main Street in Libertyville, Iowa. The warrant was the result of an investigation focused on numerous individuals involved in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
Individuals arrested on November 3, 2011 for Conspiracy to Manufacture more than 5 grams of Methamphetamine, a class B felony, include:
Brian Keith Smith 202 South Main Street Libertyville, Iowa
Beth Ann Blomgren 202 South Main Street Libertyville, Iowa
Mervin Paul Heckethorn 2174 265th Street Fairfield, Iowa
Laura Lee Rowland 2174 265th Street Fairfield, Iowa
Kara Lynn Sanderson 2467 Hemlock Avenue Libertyville, Iowa
Jonathan Lee Rambo 109 Jefferson Street Libertyville, Iowa
Gregory Lee Nance 203 North Main Street Libertyville, Iowa
Corey Walker Watsey 405 East Lowe Avenue Fairfield, Iowa
David Roy White 1504 Lone Oak Circle Fairfield, Iowa
Norman Robertson Jr. 207 3rd Street Batavia, Iowa
Kelsey Lynn Stewart 207 3rd Street Batavia, Iowa
Additional agencies that assisted with the investigation include the Fairfield Police Department and the Van Buren County Sheriff TMs Office. See the arrest photos here