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Meth charges

From left: Christopher Funk, Dakota Sanders, Eric Hart, Spencer Fitzpatrick and Justin Davey. 

Five men arrested in Mason City have been charged in federal court for meth crimes this fall. 

Christopher Funk, 57, and Dakota Lee Sanders, 30, both of San Andreas, California, were indicted by a federal jury Wednesday on conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Between the fall and Oct. 19, the two allegedly conspired between themselves and others to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine or 50 grams or more of pure meth, according to court documents. 

Funk — who allegedly possessed a Glock Model 19 handgun —was also charged with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, court documents said. 

Eric Thomas Hart, 28, of Mason City was also indicted with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance stemming from an incident Oct. 19. 

Hart is accused of possessing more than 5 grams of pure meth, according to court documents. 

Funk, Sanders and Hart were arrested in Mason City during a narcotics investigation — traffic stops and a search warrant — that yielded 3 pounds of methamphetamine and marijuana.

The drugs had an estimated street value of $65,000, Cerro Gordo County Sheriff Kevin Pals said in October.

Justin Ray Davey, 27, West Des Moines, and Spencer Ray Fitzpatrick, 41, Knoxville, were indicted in a separate federal case Wednesday. 

Davey and Fitzpatrick are charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. 

Davey — who allegedly possessed a Makarov 9x18 9mm handgun — was also charged with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

The men were arrested at the Mason City Super 8 Oct. 12 and are accused of distributing 50 grams or more of pure meth in North Iowa and elsewhere between the fall and Oct. 12, court documents say. 

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