Pocahontas County Sheriff Bob Lampe reports that his office, Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, and Gilmore City Police Department executed a drug search warrant at the Lance Troy Heuser residence at Gilmore City, on April 29.
A search at this residence resulted in a Humboldt county charge of Possession of Methamphetamine.
Also searched was a shop that was in the control of Hauser. Items found at the shop location led officers to a vacant farm acreage at 28355 610th Street, Palmer, where officers found a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory located in an old combine.
Lance Troy Heuser, age 32, was charged in Pocahontas county with Manufacture of more than five grams of Methamphetamine, a Class B felony; Possession of Ether with Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine, a Class D felony; Possession of Anhydrous Ammonia with Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine, a Class D felony; and Illegal Transportation of Anhydrous Ammonia, a serious misdemeanor.
Hauser is being held in lieu of $151,450 bond.
Assisting at the scene of the meth lab were the Palmer Fire Department; Manson Fire and Ambulance; Pocahontas Police Department: Gilmore City Police Department; and Pocahontas County EMS.
The lab was dismantled by a Pocahontas County Deputy and an O'Brien County Deputy.
The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are likely.