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Rural Solon man charged with possession of meth ingredients after searches

TIPTON– A series of search warrants in Cedar and Johnson counties resulted in the arrest of a rural Solon man last month.
William Daniel Bartlett, 26, has been charged with one count of possession of a precursor (pseudoephedrine) with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a Class D felony, according to information released by the Cedar County Sheriff’s Department.
On March 14, law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at 148 Wapsi Ave. NE, Bartlett’s residence. According to the complaint, many items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine were discovered, including ammonia nitrate, un-burnt lithium and fuel. Many items field tested positive for methamphetamine, the criminal report stated.
Also arrested at the scene was Jamie Lucassen, 26, of West Branch. Lucassen was also charged with possession of a precursor, as well as misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana, cocaine) and interference with officials acts.
Lucassen also had six outstanding arrest warrants out of Cedar County for various violations.
The Johnson County arrests were part of a day-long series of searches by multiple agencies, including the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office, Tipton Police Department. West Branch Police Department, Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, Johnson County Drug Task Force, Muscatine County Drug Task Force, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa State Patrol Tactical Unit and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement. Also assisting was the Mechanicsville Fire Department.
Also charged were:
Joe Mike Lucassen, 52, and Pamela Anette Lucassen, 48, of West Branch; charged with possession of a precursor (pseudoephedrine) with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance (methamphetamine).
Jessica Lynn Sims, 24, of West Branch; charged with possession of a precursor (pseudoephedrine) with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance (methamphetamine).
Justin William Connell, 30, of West Branch who was charged with one count of possession of a precursor (pseudoephedrine) with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance (methamphetamine).
Jeri Vovella Connell, 24, and Eric Douglas Kiddoo, 26, charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts each of child endangerment, all misdemeanors.
Jeffery Keith Strong, 29, of West Branch; charged with possession of a precursor (pseudoephedrine) with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance (methamphetamine).
Bryan Achenbach, 43, was charged with manufacturing a controlled substance (methamphetamine), Class B felony, and three counts of possession of a precursor (pseudoephedrine) with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance (methamphetamine).
Andrew William McGhghy, 45, of Mechanicsville; charged with possession of a precursor (pseudoephedrine) with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance (methamphetamine).