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Three arrested in Mason City drug bust


This news story was published on February 4, 2019.
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MASON CITY – Three Mason City residents were arrested after a raid on a house by law enforcement.

On February 3, 2019 Michael Dennis Payton Jr., age 21 of Mason City, was arrested for three counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver Schedule I Controlled Substance, and two counts Fail to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp.

Payton, Michael Dennis JR

Shavaughnta Marlyn Carter, age 22 of Mason City, was arrested for two counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver Schedule I Controlled Substance, and two counts Fail to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp.

Carter, Shavaughnta Marlyn

Maranda Baseman, age 22 of Mason City, was arrested for two counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver Schedule I Controlled Substance, and two counts Fail to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp.

Baseman, Maranda Jo

These arrests stem from a narcotics investigation which concluded in January, 2019. This investigation was conducted by the Clear Lake Police Department with the assistance from the North Iowa Drug Task Force. The investigation lead to a drug search warrant in the 1000 block of 12th Street NW in Mason City where officers located several items consistent with the sale and use of narcotics.

Items located by officer include over 2.5 pounds of marijuana, over 90 THC infused edibles, multiple items of THC vaping oil, and drug paraphernalia used to distribute narcotics. The total estimated street value of the items seized is estimated to more than $10,000.

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12 Responses to Three arrested in Mason City drug bust

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    Bust the meth dealers. They out 25 years dealing shit and cops not busting them? Fishy

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Hit the meth dealers. Why JR illegal driving and prob dealing shit to kids for years? Why aren’t they busting any meth dealers? Never hear cops bringing down a meth dealer. What’s up with that crap ?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 5, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Remember everyone Black Lives Matter!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 5, 2019 at 11:26 am

    NIACC Druggies!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 5, 2019 at 10:27 am

    they were out of the f**king jail before the officers ink was dry on his report. these people got more cash than any of us.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 5, 2019 at 1:34 pm

      We need some vigilante justice in this town. Oh please don’t say that, my skin is sooooo thin, my feelings will be hurt.

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    ConcernedCitizen Reply Report comment

    February 4, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Must have been too hard to shower, shave and get a job! Wasted space! Disgusted at how many are minimizing this on FB. They were selling it to your kids and planned to make a middle income wage off of your kids getting stoned. Why is this not a problem but God forbid an underage kid gets caught with a Juul!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 4, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    No news about the bust at 231 8th St. SE?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 4, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    More of Chitcago’s finest.