Three arrested after raid on suspected Davenport meth lab


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Originally Posted Online: March 07, 2012, 11:54 am
Last Updated: March 07, 2012, 7:17 pm
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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.














 



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