On Monday afternoon, the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force announced it had arrested the four men after the task force served a narcotics search warrant at 305 Edgewood St., more than a week ago on Nov. 4.
Charged in the case were:
• Tyson Bryant Peters, 29, possession of Schedule I controlled substance with intent to deliver (marijuana), a Class D felony; and failure to affix a drug tax stamp, also a Class D felony;
• Austin Charles Elliott, 29, possession of Schedule I controlled substance (marijuana), a serious misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, also a simple misdemeanor;
• Brad Anthony Holloway Jr., 25, possession of Schedule I controlled substance (marijuana), a serious misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, also a simple misdemeanor; and
• Malik Ali Spates, 20, possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance (marijuana), a serious misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, also a simple misdemeanor.
All were transported to the Marshall County Jail where Spates, Holloway and Elliott posted a $1,000 bond each, and Peters posted a $5,000 bond. The four have all made initial appearances in district court, but no new dates have been set as to their return to court.
Det./Sgt. Jim Gibson with the task force and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office told the Times-Republican that officers seized marijuana, butane hash oil, prescription pills, one firearm with ammunition, and suspected psilocybin mushrooms as a result of the search warrant at the Edgewood residence.
He said the arrests were the culmination of a two-month investigation that began with information and tips received from Marshalltown residents.
“It was through information from the community that helped us with this case,” Gibson said.
He said additional arrests are pending as the investigation continues, although he added he does not feel there is any danger to the general public.
“We encourage people to contact us or (Marshall County) Crimestoppers if they have any information,” Gibson said.
Those with information may contact the task force number at 641-754-6392. Tips may also be submitted to Crimestoppers by calling 641-753-1234, via text by texting the word “marshall” followed by the tip to CRIMES (274637), or online at marshallcountycs.com. All tips are completely anonymous.
Contact Jeff Hutton at 641-753-6611 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtesy of the Marshalltown Times-Re