‘Drug house warrants’ lead to 12 arrests in Oelwein, Maynard and Sumner

Nine people from Oelwein and one each from Alpha, Maynard and Sumner were jailed after “drug house warrants” were served Friday night by 15 cooperating law enforcement agencies.

According to a news release from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement seized drugs, firearms, and about $4,000 in cash.

Along with paraphernalia, the drugs seized included 1.25 pounds of marijuana, 70 grams of methamphetamine, and multiple types of prescription pills and packaged pills.

Weapons seized included long guns and a a pistol.

More than 100 charges have been filed including seven Class B felonies, two Class C felonies, 35 Class D felonies, and many misdemeanor charges.

Arrested, charged, and transported to Fayette County Jail were:

Forbes

— Michael’s Wayne Forbes, 52 of Oelwein. Bond amount: $25,000 cash/surety

Heidt

— Kristy Ranae Heidt, 53 of Oelwein. Bond Amount $20,000 cash 10% approved

Schoultz

— Brandy Lynn Schoultz, 37 of Oelwein. Bond;$500 cash/surety 10% approved.

Westpfahl

— Tristan Marie Westpfahl, 35 of Oelwein. Bond: $7,000 cash 10% approved.

Aaron James

— Aaron Paul James, 43 of Oelwein. Bond: $5,000 cash 10% approved.

Amanda James

— Amanda Lou James, 56 of Oelwein. Bond; $5,000 10% approved.

Wilson

— Cameron Jon Wilson, 27 of Oelwein. Bond: $22,300 cash

Becker

— Christopher Lee Becker, 40 of Oelwein. Bond: $25,000 cash/surety

Burgos

— Nicole Leanne Burgos, 29 of Oelwein IA, Bond Amount $20,000 cash/surety 10% approved

Pattison

— Justin Douglas Pattison, 39 of Sumner IA, Bond Amount $ 20,000 cash/surety

McMurrin

— Joseph Allen McMurrin, 34 of Alpha. Bond: $20,000 cash/surety

Nieman

— Victoria Ann Nieman, 42 of Maynard IA, Bond Amount $2,500 cash 10% approved

The news release says:

At about 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office executed six separate “drug house warrants,” four being in Oelwein, one in rural Fayette County/ Sumner and one in Maynard.

Information stemmed from an investigation conducted in November of 2022.

Assisting the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office were 15 other law enforcement agencies from the northeast Iowa area and Northeast Iowa Task Force. The following agencies came together to execute the drug warrants simultaneously. Agencies included Iowa State Patrol, Iowa State Patrol Tac Team, Bearcat Unit, and K-9 Unit, Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office and K-9 Unit, Bremer County Sheriff’s Office, Sumner Police Department, Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office and K-9 Unit, Clayton County Sheriff’s Office and K-9 Unit, Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office, and K-9 Unit, Oelwein Police Department, Independence Police Department and K-9 Unit, West Union Police Department and K-9 Unit, Postville Police Department, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and K-9 Unit, Fayette Police Department and K-9 Unit, and Strawberry Point Police Department.

During the execution of warrants, 12 individuals were taken into custody. Nine drug canines were used at different warrant locations. Twoindividuals were apprehended by a drug canine when they fled law enforcement during execution.

Some of the charges range from possession of methamphetamine/intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of marijuana/intent to distribute marijuana, possession of other schedule substance/intent to deliver other schedule substance, unlawful possession of prescriptions/intent to deliver, drug tax stamp violations, Interference, and other violations.

More charges and arrest warrants are pending at this time, and this case remains under investigation.

Sheriff Marty Fisher thanked all the agencies and personnel that came together to accomplish this operation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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