Authorities in western Iowa are releasing details this morning about a weekend meth lab bust at a couple’s home. The Shelby County Sheriff says 42-year-old Roger and 47-year old Cindy Schaben, of rural Earling, were taken into custody after a search warrant was executed at their home.
Authorities say during a search of the home officers with the Shelby County Sheriff’s office, Iowa Division of Narcotics enforcement and Iowa State Patrol Tactical team found and seized numerous items allegedly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, processed meth, and marijuana.
Roger and Cindy Schaben face felony charges for manufacturing meth, possession of precursors with the intent to manufacture meth, manufacturing marijuana, possession of meth with the intent to deliver, gathering where controlled substances are unlawfully used, and a drug tax stamp violation.
They also face misdemeanor charges that include possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and use of an unapproved container for the transporting of anhydrous ammonia. The Schabens were being held in the Shelby County Jail on $132,000 bond each.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic