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Iowa investigators seize cash and 20 pounds of meth

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A Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force investigation that lasted a year-and-a-half ended with police seizing $60,000 and more than 20 pounds of methamphetamine.

The bust happened Friday, February 8, 2013 as part of a sting in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Police also seized a tractor-trailer and another vehicle as part of the bust.   The street value of the meth was estimated at more than $900,000.

Nicholas Ramirez-Martinez, 44, of Marshalltown, and two men from Arizona were arrested in the case.  Ramirez –Martinez was held in the Marshall County Jail in lieu of a half-million dollars bond.

Police said more arrests were expected in the case.