Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

July 12, 2013

UPDATE: Eighth person arrested following narcotics warrants

By Kyle Ocker
The Daily Iowegian

APPANOOSE COUNTY — UPDATE: An eighth person was arrested in connection with narcotics warrants issued Thursday morning that resulted in seven arrests. Jerry Lee Horn, 30, of Centerville, was charged in the 500 block of Maple Street in Centerville at 7:45 p.m. Thursday. Horn was charged with conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance. He is currently being held on $100,000 bond.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Local law enforcement officials have arrested seven in connection with narcotics warrants served Thursday, according to a press release issued by the Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office.

Two probable cause narcotics search warrants were served in the town of Cincinnati Thursday morning that resulted in the arrests. They were served at 109 LaSalle Street and 501 W. Pleasant St., both in Cincinnati.

Active “one pot” methamphetamine laboratories were found at both residences, as well as coleman fuel, sodium hydroxide and ammonium nitrate, which are items involved in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Items involved in the sale and usage of methamphetamine and marijuana were also located and seized.

Arrested at the Cincinnati addresses were Billy Joe Shiltz, 48, of Cincinnati; Jeffery Ryan Horn, 32, of Cincinnati; Steven Lee Garrison, 25, of Cincinnati; and James Louis Babb Jr., 52, of Cincinnati.

Shiltz is charged with conspiracy to manufacture a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine), a Class B Felony and possession of a precursor to the manufacture of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine), a Class D Felony. He is currently being held on a $150,000 cash only bond.

Horn, Garrison and Babb are each being charged with conspiracy to manufacture a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine), a class B felony. They are both being held on $100,000 cash only bonds.

Law enforcement officials also arrested Corey Dwayne Short, 29, of Centerville; LeAnn Nicole Garrison, 23, of Cincinnati; and Donald Robert Curtis III, 34, of Ames as a result of the investigation.

Short was arrested at his residence at 703 W. Madison St. in Centerville. He is charged with conspiracy to manufacture a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and is being held on a $100,000 bond.

LeAnn Garrison was charged with possession of a schedule I controlled substance (marijuana), a serious misdemeanor, as well as conspiracy to manufacture a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). She is being held on a $101,000 cash only bond.

Curtis was arrested and charged at the Appanoose County Law Center with conspiracy to manufacture a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine), a class B felony, and is being held on a $100,000 cash only bond.

The Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office, members of the South Central Iowa Drug Task Force, Centerville Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Davis County Sheriff’s Office, South East Iowa Inter-Agency Drug Task Force and Iowa State Patrol were all involved.