A Long Grove man and woman were arrested Friday after officers discovered three one-pot methamphetamine labs, methamphetamine-making materials and paraphernalia, and a shotgun in their home.
Garry Wayne Behrens II, 38, is charged with methamphetamine manufacturing, a Class B felony; possession of pseudoephedrine, lithium, ammonia nitrate, and sodium hydroxide; and being a felon in possession of a weapon, all Class D felonies.
Jennifer Lee Jasper, 37, is charged with methamphetamine manufacturing and possession of pseudoephedrine, lithium, ammonia nitrate, and sodium hydroxide.
About 10:15 a.m. Friday, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit, sheriff’s deputies, Quad-Cities Federal Gang Task Force, Quad-Cities Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Group, and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement executed a search warrant at Behrens’ and Jasper’s home at 31101 145th Avenue in rural Long Grove.
According to arrest affidavits, police found three separate one-pot methamphetamine labs containing more than five grams of methamphetamine “sludge;” methamphetamine precursors; and a single shot 20-gauge shotgun.
Behrens is a convicted felon from a previous methamphetamine conspiracy and is barred from owning or possessing a firearm, according to the affidavits.
Jasper admitted to manufacturing methamphetamine inside the home, according to the affidavits.
Officers ran a check of the National Precursor Log Exchange, an electronic logging and compliance system that tracks sales of over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine containing pseudoephedrine.
The log showed that Jasper bought pseudoephedrine 64 times since 2014 and Behrens bought it 49 times during that same period, according to the affidavits.
Behrens was being held Friday afternoon in the Scott County Jail in lieu of bond, while Jasper was being held on a $25,000 bond.