Three men were in Scott County Jail this afternoon after police raided a suspected meth lab at the house the men shared at 3317 Kimberly Downs Road, Davenport.
Travis Lee Meier, 20; Leslie Wade Hardin, 41; and Steven Michael Gruetzmacher, 46, each were arrested and charged with drug possession with intent to deliver.
According to a Davenport police release, officers assigned to the Davenport Police Criminal Investigation Division/ Tactical Operation Bureau and the Iowa State Patrol’s Tactical Unit executed a search warrant at the house.
"We acted as quickly as we possibly could and moved in and executed a search warrant to get rid of the problem," Davenport Police Capt. Dale Sievert said at an afternoon press conference.
Officers found many items used for the manufacturing and sale of methamphetamine, and seized two handguns and two rifles found in the residence, Capt. Sievert said.
A quantity of finished methamphetamine also was found at the residence but police would not say how much.
Earlier this morning, Pamela Sanderson, who lives across the street at 3308 Kimberly Downs Road, Davenport, said that at 7:04 a.m., she heard windows breaking and saw what looked like a SWAT team going into the house.
She said police were going house to house, telling neighbors it was a "possible meth lab," but neighbors were not asked to evacuate. Summit Environmental, a hazardous waste team, arrived at the scene shortly after 11:30 a.m.
The neighborhood is filled with single-family homes interpersed with a few apartment buildings.
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn. 1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.