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Area drug investigation leads to meth lab in an old combine

Thursday, May 6, 2004

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.

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