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Investigators said a six-year-old girl had access to an area where her father was allegedly making methamphetamine in their Davenport, Iowa home.  Police said they found meth-making materials when they served a search warrant at the home in the 1200 block of South Nevada Avenue on Monday, March 9, 2015.william-erbst-and-john-mangels-photos-from-scott-county-jail

Detectives said they found items commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine using the “one-pot” method including pseudoephedrine pills, syringes and needles, camp fuel and chemicals suck as lye, sulfuric acid and lithium battery components.  They also found methamphetamine in the home during their search.

“The methamphetamines along with numerous chemicals, were located in an unlocked portion of the residence where the defendant’s six year old daughter, had access,” the criminal complaint said.

The complaint said 37-year-old William Erbst  admitted to buying meth-making materials, and to allowing people to cook meth in his home while his daughter was there.  The home is also within 1,000 feet of Roosevelt School, police said.

Jail records showed Erbst was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and with child endangerment.  Both charges are felonies.  Erbst was held in the Scott County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.

John Mangels, 49, also of Davenport, was also arrested when the search warrant was served.  Mangels was charged with felony manufacturing methamphetamine, and he was held in the Scott County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.








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