9 arrested when 3 locations searched in Davenport meth bust

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Police said an “extensive methamphetamine investigation” has led to the arrest of three women and six men, accused of being involved in making meth in Davenport, Iowa.

Special Operations Unit investigators said they found drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine precursors and meth when they served search warrants Monday, December 21, 2015, at three Davenport addresses:  1434 W. 15th Street, 2023 W. 3rd Street, and 1124 S. Stark Street.

“Based on information received from the public, agents established a conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine using a common method called the ‘one pot meth lab,'” said a statement from Davenport Police Lt. Tim Lane.  “The ‘one pot meth lab’ is a dangerous method of manufacturing methamphetamines in clandestine labs using chemicals commonly available to the public, which become explosive or a fire hazard.”

Nine people were arrested in connection with the investigation:

18-year-old Daniel Scharfenberg, also known as ‘Meatball,’ was accused of conspiracy to commit a felony, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of ephedrine with intent to manufacture meth, possession of lithium with intent to manufacture meth, and three counts of possession of meth-making materials.  He was held in the Scott County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bond.

26-year-old Joshua Cook was charged with conspiracy to manufacture meth and hosting a drug house.  He was held in the Scott County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.

23-year-old Harley Jenkins was charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of meth-making materials.  He was held in the Scott County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond, plus $2,000 bond for allegedly violating probation.

25-year-old Alexandra Wheeler was charged with felony conspiracy and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  She was held in the Scott County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bond.

29-year-old John Cannella was accused of conspiracy to manufacture meth, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of lithium with intent to manufacture meth, and four counts of possession of meth-making materials.  He was held in the Scott County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bond.

29-year-old Tabitha McKinley was charged with conspiracy to manufacture meth and possession of ephedrine with intent to manufacture meth.  She was released from the Scott County Jail after posting $10,000 bond.

30-year-old Daniel Hinrichs was also charged with conspiracy to manufacture meth and possession of ephedrine with intent to manufacture meth.  He was held in the Scott County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.

30-year-old Jarald Burmeister was accused of conspiracy to manufacture meth and possession of ephedrine with intent to manufacture meth, and his bond was set at $10,000.  He was also held in the Scott County Jail without bond for allegedly violating parole and two counts of violating a protective order.

32-year-old Nichole Amerine was accused of conspiracy to manufacture meth and possession of ephedrine with intent to manufacture meth, and her bond was set at $10,000.  She was also accused of violating an order of protection and violating a no-contact order, and total bond for those charges was set at an additional $5,265 cash only.

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