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Littering complaint leads to discovery of marijuana grow operation in tiny Northern Iowa town


This news story was published on March 31, 2017.
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SCHALLER, IOWA: Law enforcement used a litter complaint to visit a house in this small Northern Iowa town and discovered an 80-plant marijuana grow operation and a man cheating his grandpa.

On March 30, 2017 at approximately 8:00 PM, the Sac County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 509 Perth Street in Schaller, Iowa. The warrant was issued after a deputy sheriff investigating a littering complaint went to the residence. While knocking on the door, the deputy could smell an odor of what he believed was marijuana coming from inside the home.

When deputies served the warrant, they located a marijuana grow operation in the basement. Sheriff’s officials found an estimated 80 marijuana plants in various stages of growth along with grow lamps, watering pumps, potting soil and fertilizer.

34-year-old Keegan Abraham Cross was arrested and charged with allegedly manufacturing marijuana and exploitation of a dependent adult. Deputies found where Cross was financially exploiting his dependent elderly grandfather by using his grandfather’s credit card to purchase supplies for his grow operation. Cross is in to the Sac County Jail on $30,000.00 bond.

Also arrested was Cross’s mother 58-year-old Glenda Turnquist. Turnquist is alleged to have conspired with Cross to manufacture marijuana. Possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia charges were also filed against her. She was booked in to the Sac County jail on $26,300.00 bond.

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5 Responses to Littering complaint leads to discovery of marijuana grow operation in tiny Northern Iowa town

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 1, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    I just talked to my accountant. He says you can deduct medical marijuana costs this year but only if you file a joint return.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 2, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Somehow I don’t think this was meant to be medical marijuana.

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    April 1, 2017 at 8:37 am

    When it comes to sanctuary cities Looks like IOWA is no. 1 in the whole midwest ! Have to go to coastal states to beat us. There’s 1 reason the farmers control our legislative groupie in Des Moines and $7.25 is minimum wage and you non farmers CANNOT raise it unless we farmers say so – democrap or republicrap – POS.

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      April 1, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      How does this statement have anything to do with this article!!

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        Allen Reply Report comment

        April 1, 2017 at 9:25 pm

        Anonymous makes comments like that quite often. Other then NIT, I wonder where it,(anonymous) farms.