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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 20, 2014

Rolling meth lab found in Mt. Pleasant

By Trisha Phelps | Mar 21, 2014

MT. PLEASANT — After deputies viewed what appeared to be signs of a methamphetamine lab in a vehicle, Eric Novak, 30, Mt. Pleasant, was charged Wednesday morning for manufacturing methamphetamine, a class B felony; and operating while intoxicated (second offense), an aggravated misdemeanor.
At approximately 6:41 a.m., the Henry County Sheriff’s office responded to a report of a male subject who was apparently sleeping in a vehicle on March Avenue near Highway 34. After further investigation, deputies viewed the alleged meth lab.
The area was quarantined for approximately two hours due to the hazards associated with the meth lab.
The Henry County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, Iowa State Patrol and the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department.
Further arrest warrants will be issued in the case, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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