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 Friday, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2013. There are 25 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: The street crossings on Washington and Jefferson are to be taken up immediately and underlaid with sand to raise above the level of the roadway before it freezes. 1888 -- 125 years ago: J.O. Bean, father of W.H. Bean, grocer, was accidentally thrown from his wagon near the Rock Island bridge on the Arsenal and received severe cuts and bruises on his face and body. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Sgt. Birger F. Westergard, of the United States Marine Corps, has arrived in Rock Island to take charge of the local recruiting office. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Five cases of diphtheria at Lincoln School prompt the city physician, Dr. Edward DeSilva, to urge parents to have their children immunized, as he fears epidemic. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Rock Island Arsenal will have its own newspaper with the first edition scheduled to be published Friday, Dec. 13. The paper, which will carry advertising, will be published by Bawden Bros. Inc. of Davenport. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The New Year should ring a better Quad-Cities economy, according to a survey of people in business made by First National Bank of Moline. "Based on our survey, we see a bright outlook for 1989," said Richard M. Bishop, the bank's president.