Wednesday, May 30

Posted on 30 May 2012 by KWBG

BOONE – Eighteen felony arrests were the result of a lengthy investigation conducted by the Boone Police Department and Boone County Sheriff’s Department, along with the Central Iowa Drug Task Force (CIDTF). The arrests were all on charges of taking part in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

John Wesley Wallace, 1409 11th Street in Boone, is being held on $100,000 cash only bond for charges of manufacturing methamphetamine as well as transfer/receiving of pseudoephedrine – a Class B and Class C felony, respectively. Others arrested are being held on $25,000 cash only bond for transfer/receiving of pseudoephedrine – a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of at least $1,000, but no more than $10,000 – because they provided pseudoephedrine to Wallace. 

They  include Wesley I. Elliott, 51, of Boone; Jeffery A. Bolton, 48, of Boone; Judd E. Bork, 42, of Boone; David M. Lee, 27, of Ogden; Timothy B.  Bugger, 41, of Boone; Spring Hinmun, 36, of Boone; Cynthia Devoogd, 37, of Boone; Dennis R.  Devoogd, 52, of Boone; Jerad A. Smith, 33, of Boone; Adam W.  Gildea, 33, of Stanhope; Jason J.  Martin, 42, of Ogden; Donovan L. Erickson, 23, of Boone; Brent A. Spencer, 37, of Boone; Rodney M. Miller, 42, of Boone; Kara J. Curry, 27, of Boone; Caitlin S. Bauer, 23, of Ogden; and Roger Low, 45, of Stratford.
The investigation started in September of 2011, and resulted in search warrants on individuals involved in January. Warrants show that the individuals involved had 386 documented purchases between them in the past several years ..
Wallace, who received the stiffest charge in the investigation, has a misdemeanor conviction for possession of methamphetamine in Boone County in October of 2002, and a misdemeanor conviction for possession of methamphetamine – second offense in Boone Countyin March of 2004. Nine of the other suspects arrested – Gildea, Lee, Bauer, Spencer, Bork, Hinman, Bugger, Elliott and Low – have previous drug convictions.
CIDTF formed two teams last Friday and started with their arrests. In addition to the arrests, , more than 50 one-pot methamphetamine labs were discovered.

BOONE – Ten Boone County employees have joined together to form a Relay for Life team for this weekend’s event.  On Wednesday, the ten lined up to take a pie in the face to raise money for the fight against cancer.  For literally $5 a throw, the team of Sheriff Ron Fehr; Supervisors Steve Duffy, Tom Foster and Bill Lusher; Wanda Cox, Heidi Kokemiller, Dave Morlan, Mike Salati, Scott Kruse and Scott Smith raised $535.  Pictures of the event are on the homepage and more on

BOONE – The annual City Wide Clean-Up event for Boone is intended to assist property owners by hauling away items not normally placed at the curb for regular weekly garbage pick up.  For citizens living north of Mamie Eisenhower, all items should be on the curb on Sunday, June 3rd.  Public Works will pick up items from June 4-8.  Residents living south of Mamie should place their unwanted items on the curb on Sunday, June 10th.  Public Works staff will pick up items June 11-15.  Appliances and tires are not a part of the curbside service.  Those items will be picked up by appointment.  Call 432-4211 ext 142 by June 1st  to schedule your pick up appliances and tires.  There is also an appliance drop off option.  From 8a to Noon on June 16th, items may be dropped off at the Boone City Shed at 1410 8th Street.  The full list of fees for appliance and tire pick up may be found at

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