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Carter, Baseman and Payton

Carter, Baseman and Payton 

MASON CITY - Two men and one woman were arrested after a search warrant yielded pounds marijuana and edibles containing marijuana at a Mason City home.

Three Mason City residents were charged:

  • Shavaughnta Marlyn Carter, 22, was charged with two felony controlled substance violations and two counts of felony failure to affix drug stamp.

  • Michael Dennis Payton Jr., 21, was charged with three controlled substance violations and two counts of failure to affix drug stamp.

  • Maranda Jo Baseman, 22, was charged with two counts of felony controlled substance violations and two counts of felony failure to affix drug stamp.  

All three had their listed residence as the location where the search warrant was executed.

At about 11:53 a.m. Jan. 30, the North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at a home on the 1000 block of 12th Street Northwest in Mason City.

According to court documents, Carter possessed more than 1,200 grams or about 2.6 pounds of marijuana with intent to deliver.

Law enforcement also found Carter with more than 90 edibles containing THC/marijuana and weighing more than 2900 grams or about 6 pounds. The marijuana did not have a tax stamp.

Payton was found to be in possession of more than 90 edibles containing THC/marijuana, weighing more than 4,000 grams or nearly 9 pounds without a tax stamp, court documents said. He was also found in possession of more than 1,200 grams or about 2.6 pounds of marijuana with intent to deliver.

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According to court documents, police found five vapor oil cartridges containing THC/cannabis oil in Payton’s possession.

Baseman was also found in possession of more than 1,200 grams of marijuana and more than 90 edibles without a drug tax stamp.

Law enforcement also found a “digital scale and various drug packaging.”

Carter and Payton both admitted to possessing the marijuana with the intent to distribute it, according to court documents.

Charging documents were filed by Clear Lake Police. It is unclear how much marijuana and edibles were found in total.

Carter, Payton and Baseman were arrested and booked into Cerro Gordo County Jail Sunday.

Carter is held on two bonds totaling $20,000. Payton is held on five bonds totaling $25,000. Baseman is held on four bonds totaling $20,000. No court date has been set.

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Contact Courtney at 641-421-0534 or on Twitter @CourtneyFiorini.

 

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