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 Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2014. There are 157 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them. 1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.