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Three charged with transporting drugs from Michigan to Waterloo

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Luke James Behnke Luke James Behnke
Charles Robert Newell Charles Robert Newell
Andrea Gakovic Andrea Gakovic
WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Three people are accused of transporting drugs from Detroit to Waterloo, including a Waterloo woman.

Investigators with the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant at a home in the 1700 block of Cornwall Avenue Sunday morning around 2 a.m.

Investigators say they found ecstasy, crack cocaine and marijuana. They say they also seized a .45-caliber handgun.

Luke James Behnke, 42, of East Dubuque, Ill., is charged with conspiracy to distribute more than 5 grams of ecstasy, conspiracy to distribute more than 10 grams of crack cocaine and conspiracy to distribute marijuana. He is being held on a $205,000 bond.

Charles Robert Newell, 35, of Redford, Mich., is charge with being a felon in possession of a firearm and conspiracy to distribute more than 10 grams of crack cocaine, conspiracy to distribute marijuana, possession of ecstasy with intent to deliver, and conspiracy to distribute more than 5 grams of ecstasy. He is being held on a $260,000 bond.

Andrea Gakovic, 18, of Waterloo, is charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana, conspiracy to distribute more than 5 grams of ecstasy and conspiracy to distribute more than 10 grams of crack cocaine. She is being held on a $205,000 bond.

All three are being held in the Black Hawk County Jail.

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