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July 11, 2013

Drug arrests in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI — A small town saw a big series of arrests Thursday.

At about 6:30 a.m., police served two probable cause narcotics search warrants in the town of Cincinnati, Iowa.

The search warrant execution found one-pot methamphetamine laboratories at two residences along with precursors involved in the manufacturing process including, but not limited to: Coleman fuel, sodium hydroxide and ammonium nitrate.

The warrants were served on the residence of Billy Joe Shiltz, 109 LaSalle St., and the residence of Steven Lee Garrison, Jeffery Ryan Horn and James Louis Babb Jr., 501 W. Pleasant St.

Law enforcement officers allege that Shiltz, 48, of Cincinnati, conspired to manufacture methamphetamine, a Class B felony. He also had precursors to making meth. Shiltz is being held in the custody of the Appanoose County Sheriff on a $150,000 cash-only bond.

Horn, 32, of Cincinnati, is accused of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, a Class B felony. Horn is being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond.

Steven Lee Garrison, 25, of Cincinnati, is accused of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, a Class B felony. Garrison is being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond.

Babb, 52, of Cincinnati, is accused of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, a Class B felony. Babb is being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond.

During the course of the investigation, law enforcement personnel also identified Corey Dwayne Short, 29, of Centerville, LeAnn Nicole Garrison, 23, Cincinnati, and Donald Robert Curtis III, 34, of Ames, as conspirators in the manufacturing process by purchasing pseudoephedrine on a regular, structured basis.

Short was arrested at his residence at 703 W. Madison St. in Centerville. Police allege he conspired to manufacture methamphetamine, a Class B felony. Short is being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond.

At the time of Short’s arrest, Garrison, 23, was found to be in possession of marijuana, a serious misdemeanor. Garrison was arrested and transported to the Appanoose County Jail, where she was charged with conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine, a Class B felony. Garrison is being held on a $101,000 cash-only bond.

Curtis was arrested and charged at the Appanoose County Law Center with conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine, a Class B felony. Curtis is being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond.

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