Eleven people have been charged in connection with a major methamphetamine investigation in southeast Iowa.
The investigation centered on Keokuk County. Four residents of Sigourney and another four from What Cheer face charges, along with two people from Delta and one from Oskaloosa.
Those charged are:
Denver Allen Bird, 22, 119 1/2 E. Marion St., Sigourney
Christopher Babcock, 23, 515 E. Jackson St., Sigourney
Brittany Trusty, 19, 302 W. Jackson St., Sigourney
Christopher Cole Thompson, 25, 101 1/2 S. Jefferson St., Sigourney
Marshall Adam Hammes, 30, 609 S. Barnes St., What Cheer
Courtney Alexis Thompson, 27, 302 W. Washington St., What Cheer
Christine Ann Smith, 36, 504 Johnston St., What Cheer
Todd Dean Schultz, 39, 203 W. Porter St., What Cheer
Phillip Wayne Ingle, 30, 109 W. First Street, Delta
Idalia Oviedo Sotomayor, 20, 402 N. First St., Delta
Dennis Lee Hines, 43, 1713 Pella Ave, Lot 38, Oskaloosa
Bird faces charges of manufacturing more than five grams of methamphetamine, according to a statement from the Southeast Iowa Inter-Agency Drug Task Force. The others arrested face charges of conspiracy to manufacture more than five grams of methamphetamine.
Each of the charges announced Thursday is a Class B felony. In Iowa, a Class B felony carries a prison sentence of up to 25 years upon conviction
Authorities expect more people to be charged in the coming weeks.