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Clinton man arrested for peddling meth

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A Clinton, Iowa, man has been arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine.

Tyler Sebastian Lampe, 30, is charged with one count of possession with the intent to deliver 8.8 grams of methamphetamine. The charge is a Class B felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of 25 years.

According to the arrest affidavit filed by Clinton Police Officer Sean Patterson, the common dose of meth is about one-tenth of a gram. The 8.8 grams that Lampe possessed is equal to 88 doses. Since most users consume one-tenth  gram to 1 gram daily, Lampe possessed enough meth for between nine and 88 days.

Lampe also is charged with possession of a controlled substance-third offense as he also was in possession of alprazolam — a prescription drug to relieve symptoms of anxiety, according to the Mayo Clinic — and felony eluding, each of which is a Class D felony that carries a prison sentence of five years.

He also is charged with possession of marijuana-third offense, an aggravated misdemeanor that carries a prison sentence of two years.

Lampe was arrested Sunday after leading Clinton Police on a pursuit that began when Patterson tried to conduct a traffic stop on the 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport that Lampe was driving and that had no license plates. Patterson attempted to stop Lampe’s Jeep after Lampe failed to obey a traffic signal at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Washington Boulevard.

Lampe fled with the speed of the pursuit reaching 90 mph in a 40 mph zone. Patterson stopped the pursuit for safety after Lampe drove eastbound in the westbound lanes in the 2300 block of Camanche Avenue. Driving at high speeds, Lampe almost collided with several vehicles.

Lampe eventually fled the vehicle, leaving his passenger, but was eventually caught.

Lampe was being held Thursday night in the Clinton County Jail on a $25,000 cash-only bond.

A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Nov. 10 in Clinton County District Court.

— THOMAS GEYER/tgeyer@qctimes.com

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