Authorities Bust Suspected Meth Ring in Pella

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PELLA, Iowa — A long investigation has netted eight arrests in a suspected meth ring in Pella.

“A lot of people were surprised to see this type of thing in Pella, but it’s here. we’re not immune,” said Police Chief Robert Bokinsky.

In the last month, police helped the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force arrest eight accused drug dealers. It all started with a traffic stop on Highway 163.

“They were returning from the Des Moines area with a considerable, what we consider to be a considerable amount, of methamphetamine,” said Bokinsky.

Those nearly 15 grams of meth resulted in the following arrests:

Kristin Scot, 31, of Pella: Possession with intent to deliver more than 5 grams of methamphetamine, failure to affix a drug tax stamp, and unlawful possession of a prescription drugs.

Dustin Vos, 32, of Pella: Conspiracy to deliver more than 5 grams of methamphetamine, carrying weapons.

Sarah Ferguson, 22, of Pella: Conspiracy to deliver more than 5 grams of methamphetamine

Christopher Riley, 34, Pella: Conspiracy to deliver more than 5 grams of methamphetamine

Aaron VanWyk, 36, of Pella: Conspiracy to deliver more than 5 grams of methamphetamine, 4 counts of child endangerment

Jeanille Burk, 36, of Pella: Conspiracy to deliver more than 5 grams of methamphetamine, 4 counts of child endangerment

Andrew Martin, 38, of Pella: Conspiracy to deliver more than 5 grams of methamphetamine

Sheri Martin, 47, of Pella: Conspiracy to deliver more than 5 grams of methamphetamine

“I didn’t suspect anything,” explained neighbor Randy Stump.

Stump lives a few doors down from Burk and VanWyk. Police say they found drugs and paraphernalia in the home they shared with young children.

“That kind of angers me when there’s little kids or something like that involved. They don’t need to see that, be around that,” said Stump.

Police say the MINE Task Force isn’t done with its investigation yet.

“If I was a drug dealer in Central Iowa, I would be worried,” said Bokinsky.

About half of the suspects arrested in the alleged meth ring have bonded out of the Marion County Jail.

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