The Montgomery County, Iowa sheriff’s department knocked on a Red Oak home Wednesday afternoon armed with two search warrants. The warrants led to the discovery of 63 marijuana plants – but that was just the beginning.
Investigators also executed a warrant at a house at 701 E Nuckols St. Wednesday evening. There, they found 1,244 marijuana plants and a partial methamphetamine lab.
Arrested at the second home was 38-year old Richard Bryan Jenkins. He is charged with manufacture of marijuana and methamphetamine.
Sheriff investigators say the 1,300+ plants could yield an estimated $1.5 million dollars worth of drugs on the streets. Further arrests may be pending.