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 Saturday, March 8, the 67th day of 2014. There are 298 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The price of board for single gentlemen occupying rooms in Davenport hotels has been raised to $10 per week. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Dr. J.W. Stewart was elected president of the Rock Island County Bible Society. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. I.O. Nothstein, Rock Island, was named president of the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society of the Twin Cities. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Athel Young, wife of Chic Young, who draws the internationally famous "Blondie" comic strip, has been visiting her mother, Mrs. John Miller, in Rock Island for three weeks. The Youngs' infant son accompanied his mother. 1964 -- 50 years ago: 750 students from 30 northern Illinois high schools will take part in the Class D state finals music contest to be held next Saturday on the Augustana College campus. 1989 -- 25 years ago: A near capacity crowd shook the rafters at Wharton field House in Moline Tuesday night. When the decibel level returned to normal, Alleman's Pioneers had pulled out a 54-49 victory over the Orion Chargers. The win advanced Alleman into the Elite Eight for the first time in 25 years.