Washington man arrested for methLaw enforcement makes fifth drug arrest this month
Tuesday’s arrest was the fifth arrest in the last month in relation to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
Randy Vincent Rarick, 26, of 415 W. Madison St. was charged on Tuesday, March 26, with two class “B” felonies, both punishable by up to 25 years, for conspiracy to manufacture meth.
According to the first court record, on Dec. 5, 2012, a mobile meth lab was located in a vehicle on the town square in Washington. A search warrant was executed at 306 N. Marion Ave. Apt. 3D, which resulted in the discovery of additional meth manufacturing items. These two searches involved meth manufacturing concerning Kyle and Ronald Boileau.
Rarick admitted he had been providing precursors (pseudoephedrine pills) to Kyle Boileau from March 1, 2012, to Aug. 31, 2012, the court record said. Rarick had purchased 20,640 milligrams of pseudoephedrine during this time period for meth manufacturing, the court record said. This amount would have produced over 18 grams of meth.
According to the court record Rarick said he had been receiving meth from or money in exchange for providing Boileau with precursors.
The second court record said a search warrant was executed at 415 W. Madison St. in Washington on March 18, 2013. Rarick was present at the time of the search and this is his residence. Items consistent with manufacturing meth were located at the residence, the court record said.
The items found included: camp fuel containers, punched starting fluid containers, punched pseudoephedrine blister packs, lithium battery packaging, iodized salt, and pop bottles containing a sludge substance, the court record said. A digital scale and small clear baggies were also located.
Rarick said he had been providing precursors (including pseudoephedrine pills) to Travis Hartman for manufacturing meth in the basement of Hartman’s home, the court record said. The court record also said Rarick and Hartman had purchased pseudoephedrine at least 25 times this past fall and winter for meth manufacturing. This would be over 50 grams of meth produced from the manufacturing using just their pills.
Rarick said he had been receiving meth from these “cooks” or money in exchange for providing Hartman with precursors, the court record said. As a result of this incident, charges of conspiracy to manufacture more than 5 grams of meth has been filed on Rarick, the court record said.
Rarick appeared before the judge on Tuesday, March 26. His bail was set at $100,000.
Also this week, a search warrant was reportedly executed Monday afternoon in the 400 block of E Avenue in Kalona. Officers, Iowa State Patrol and the Iowa City Department of Narcotics Investigation responded. Charges are pending per lab results.