Local man charged with meth manufacture

BY DI STAFF | JULY 05, 2011 7:20 AM

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Johnson County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Kalona man after he allegedly cooked methamphetamine.

A state of Iowa narcotics search warrant was executed at 45-year-old Roger Allen Schropp’s residence.

According to an official complaint, deputies allegedly discovered “evidence of methamphetamine manufacture” including starter-fluid cans, sludge containing lithium strips, drain opener, and pseudoephedrine boxes with empty blister packs.

Authorities also reportedly found a small glass vial containing meth.

According to the report, Schropp admitted to cooking meth four weeks ago and using meth on June 29.

Possession of a controlled substance precursor is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $7,500. First-offense possession of a controlled substance is a serious misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $1,875.

— by Brian Albert

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