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Police tipped off to a possible mobile methamphetamine lab stopped a car in Grant County, found meth cooking in four “shake and bake” bottles in the car trunk, and arrested the three adults in the car.

Daniel Ohara, 28, of Prairie du Chien; George Vallum, 31, of Boscobel; and Serene Buckham, 34, of Blue River, were arrested at about 9:45 a.m. Thursday in a store parking lot in Lancaster, according to a news release from the Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force.

All three were tentatively charged with possession and manufacture of methamphetamine and recklessly endangering the safety of a child, as there also was a 2½ year old girl in the car, police said.

A Shopko pharmacy employee called authorities after someone purchased Sudafed and ice packs.

Police found the suspect’s car in the parking lot of a hardware store in Lancaster and made a traffic stop.

A search of the car revealed meth-making equipment and “several bottles with an unknown substance” in the trunk, said Drug Task Force Supervisor Jack Johnson in the release.

State investigators were called in and determined there were six “shake and bake” bottles in the trunk, four of them actively cooking the ingredients to make meth.

The car was towed and impounded so a hazardous cleanup team could work on getting rid of the meth materials.


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