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Three arrested after mobile meth lab discovered in traffic stop



This news story was published on July 13, 2017.
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MASON CITY – Police conducted a traffic stop and discovered a meth lab in the vehicle, leading to the arrest of three persons.

A Cerro Gordo deputy conducted a traffic stop on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at about 1:03 AM near the intersection of Pierce Avenue and 12th Street NW. A meth lab was found inside the vehicle. As a result, three persons were placed under arrest: 27-year-old Stephanie Michelle Stroud; 49-year-old James Jassie Mejia; and 22-year-old Levi Jacob Mahaney.

The driver, Mejia – who has a long criminal record – was charged with driving with a suspended license, providing false ID, possession of illegal substance with intent to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A passenger, Stroud, was charged with interference with official acts, possession of illegal substance with intent to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia, and illegal possession of prescription drugs. Currently, Stroud, a convicted felon, is facing more felonies in Floyd county, brought by the Nora Springs police department. Those charges were brought in June and include possession of a firearm by a felon; and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Another passenger, Mahaney – a convicted domestic abuser – was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mejia, James Jassie

Stroud, Stephanie Michelle

Mahaney, Levi Jacob

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2 Responses to Three arrested after mobile meth lab discovered in traffic stop

  1. Barney Fife Reply Report comment

    July 14, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Dopes hang out together no matter the age. Dope is like cancer it care nothing about age,race,sex just that it destroys your f**ken life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. John Reply Report comment

    July 13, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Do these fools just never learn? How do a 49 year old, a 27 year old, and a 22 year old end up together?…but, to have a supply being shipped in that just tells you there is a demand. Pretty sad.