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Two search warrants were executed in two separate narcotics investigations in Villisca, three people arrested

VILLISCA, Iowa – Three people were taken into custody as a result of two separate narcotics investigations in Montgomery County.

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, two search warrants were carried out on August 25 and August 26 in the town of Villisca, Iowa, which is located southeast of Council Bluffs. The warrants were issued in connection with two distinct narcotics investigations.

On August 25 at 8:15 in the morning, a residence was searched as part of an inquiry that led to the neighborhood of East High Street and North 4th Avenue.

During the course of the search, Villisca residents Justin James Smith, 44, and Jamie Elizabeth Gentry, 31, were detained and placed under arrest. Smith was arrested and charged with two counts of delivering methamphetamine. His bond was set at one hundred thousand dollars. Gentry has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and is now being jailed on a $2,000 bail.

The second inquiry resulted in the search of a residence on August 26 at 9:45 a.m., close to the intersection of South U Avenue and Third Street.

After his arrest, Bruce Warren Fitzwater was charged with five counts of delivering methamphetamine as well as one count of possessing the substance with the intent to distribute it. All of the charges are considered to be class B felonies. Fitzwater was detained without the possibility of bail.

The searches resulted in the seizure of a significant quantity of meth, according to the Sheriff’s Office, and both occurrences are currently being looked into further.

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