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Mason City man busted with weed and meth in Clarksville

This news story was published on March 18, 2020.
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Barnish busted in Clarksville.
(Photo via Clarksville PD)

CLARKSVILLE, IOWA – A Mason City man was busted with weed and meth in Clarksville, the local police department proclaimed today.

On March 13, 2020 the Clarksville Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Charles Barnish, age 44, of Mason City Iowa. During the course of an investigation a search warrant was obtained for Barnish’s vehicle. During the execution of the search, marijuana, a scale used to weigh illegal substances, and more than 5 grams of pure methamphetamine were seized. Barnish was charged with Possession with the intent to deliver – Class B Felony, Possession of marijuana enhanced – Class D Felony, Prohibited Acts Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle (delivery of controlled substances) – Aggravated Misdemeanor, Driving While License Suspended – Simple Misdemeanor, and Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance – Simple Misdemeanor.

The Clarksville Police were assisted by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

Barnish is a convicted meth dealer who has spent time in a number of Iowa corrections facilities, including the Beje Clark halfway house in Mason City.


Meth allegedly belonging to Barnish, who has not been rehabilitated despite a number of stays in Beje Clark.

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4 Responses to Mason City man busted with weed and meth in Clarksville

  1. Allen Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2020 at 7:44 am

    Another peddler of poison bites the dust. Hopefully for a long time. He’ll soon be on the last train, to prison.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 19, 2020 at 9:58 am

      Maybe not, they are talking about letting them go on account of the Biden virus

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 20, 2020 at 7:34 am

        By all means, release convicted criminals so they can’t infect each other. They need the time outside of their well-deserved prison walls so they will have enhanced opportunities to infect law-abiding citizens during the increase in murders, rapes, and robberies that are sure to come.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 30, 2020 at 2:34 am

        Oh yes dipstick… Biden virus. Do you people even realize how ignorant you sound by blaming this pandemic started in another county on Biden, or the Democrats?? It’s you people opening your mouths with this ignorance that hopefully gets Trump the heck out of office !! He’s a death threat to the American people. It’s this ignorant way of thinking and not responding to a crisis like a true leader…. Trump let thousands of Americans die!! But keep spewing these ignorant messages because most of us see how delusional he is and how far out of reality he his. Obviously with his lack of response to this pandemic, letting Americans die…. no sane person would re-elect a nut case that “kills” Americans in a crisis he isn’t able to handle. Time to go dumft