The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, arrested three individuals Thursday, Feb. 19, after receiving information of a residence on Church Street, allegedly selling drugs and making methamphetamine.
Sheriff Leon Dwerlkotte, deputies and the CNET officer served a search warrant at the residence of Gary Hamlett, 43, 205 S. Church St. Prior to issuing the warrant, the sheriff’s office and CNET gathered information about an unidentified white male who was making methamphetamine and selling it to various people in the Stockton area, as well as using the drug.
CNET and the sheriff’s office arrested Hamlett for possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and maintaining a public nuisance; and Misty Ebert, 41, Fair Play, for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
The alleged unidentified drug maker was using the false name Robin Marks. He later was identified as Ronald Eugene McGwin, 32. McGwin is wanted out of Wisconsin for manufacturing methamphetamine and substances which can be used to make illegal drugs.
McGwin also is a registered sex offender from Wisconsin with outstanding warrants. McGwin was located at 202 S. Vine St., Stockton, and was found hiding in the north bedroom of a trailer rented by Heather Henley.
As of Monday, March 23, no formal charges were filed by the Cedar County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. All three have been released with requests for arrest warrants pending.