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$40K worth of meth found in Manchester; Waterloo duo arrested

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Courtesy: Manchester Police Department Courtesy: Manchester Police Department
George Mitchell Jr. George Mitchell Jr.
Hanna Moline Hanna Moline
MANCHESTER (KWWL) - A man and woman from Waterloo were arrested early Tuesday morning after police discovered $40,000 worth of methamphetamine in their vehicle.

Manchester police say they were called to the E.Z. Pickens Truck Stop at around 3 a.m. Tuesday for a report of a suspicious vehicle.

Upon investigation, officers determined the driver, George Mitchell Jr., 56, of Waterloo, was barred from driving.

Mitchell Jr. was placed under arrest and, while conducting an inventory search of the vehicle, officers saw what appeared to be drug paraphernalia.

Chief Bruce Trapp says the search was stopped immediately and a search warrant was obtained for the vehicle.

Trapp says officers found about a pound of what tested to be crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $40,000.

Mitchell is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, drug tax stamp violation, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while barred, no insurance, improper registration and failure to transfer title.

A passenger in the vehicle, Hanna Moline, 24, of Waterloo, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, drug tax stamp violation and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both were taken to the Delaware County Jail.

Mitchell is being held on a $50,000 bond and Moline is being held on a $25,000 bond.

Trapp says they continue to investigate where the drugs came from and where they were headed.
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