An investigation that resulted in the arrest of four Mitchell County residents over Memorial Day weekend has concluded with the arrest of two more individuals.
William Alan Clayton, 54, Osage was arrested June 5 after self surrendering to the sheriff's office on warrants for felony possession of a controlled substance (third or subsequent offense) and misdemeanor operating while under the influence.
He posted bond and was released pending a court date.
Lena Rae Cordes, 22, Osage was arrested June 5 on a warrant for felony possession of a controlled substance (third or subsequent offense). She remains in the Mitchell county jail on $5,000 bond.
When Clayton was stopped for a speeding violation in the 1900 block of 385th Street on March 6, a small amount of methamphetamine was located in his pocket, according to a criminal complaint.
He allegedly admitted to smoking meth before the traffic stop. A urine sample sent to Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation crime lab indicated the presence of amphetamine, methamphetamine an THC, according to the complaint.
Cordes overdosed on heroin at a residence in the 400 block of Poplar Street in Osage on Oct. 8, according to a criminal complaint.
During the execution of a search warrant, a substance believed to be heroin was seized. The substance tested positive for heroin containing fentanyl, the complaint states.
Darren R. Shave, 52; Dale William McFarland, 43; Wendy Lentzkow, 59; and Lisa Tomberlin, 52, all of Osage, were taken into custody on drug-related arrest warrants on Memorial Day.
During these arrests, two narcotic search warrants were obtained and executed, according to the sheriff's office.
Shave was arrested on a warrant for felony methamphetamine possession during a traffic stop.
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During the traffic stop, the Mitchell County K-9 detected the odor of narcotics in Shave's vehicle, according to the sheriff's office.
The sheriff's office obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and allegedly seized items consistent with illegal controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.
A second narcotics search warrant was executed in the 400 block of Chase Street on McFarland.
Officers arrived at his residence with an arrest warrant from a prior search warrant that led to a felony methamphetamine charge.
During the officers' encounter with McFarland, illegal substances allegedly were located in plain view.
Officers obtained a search warrant and seized multiple items consistent with illegal controlled substances, drug paraphernalia and distribution of illegal controlled substances.
On May 29 an additional felony charge of gathering where controlled substances were used was filed against McFarland.
Tomberlin and Lentzkow were arrested in the 1100 block of Chestnut Street on warrants stemming from a narcotics search warrant in late February.
Tomberlin's warrants were for felony methamphetamine possession and misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Lentzkow's warrant was for misdemeanor methamphetamine possession.
Assistance in this investigation was provided by the Osage Police Department and the Mitchell County Attorney's Office.