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Felony drug charges for Marshalltown pair

May 10, 2012
By DAVID ALEXANDER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

A Marshalltown man is being held on $50,000 bond after he and a woman with whom he lives were arrested on drug charges.

Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force arrested Alex Tejeda, 29, and Nancy Quesada, 30, for allegedly housing eight marijuana plants in their home at 205 W. Lincoln St. and possessing less than five grams of meth, according to police records.

Possession of the meth is Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in jail while housing the plants is a Class D felony.

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Tejeda is also charged with intent to deliver the marijuana, another Class D felony.

According to the police report, the duo are also charged with endangering an 8-year-old boy by creating substantial risk to his physical, mental or emotional health or well-being.

In addition to the felonies, both Tejeda and Quesada were also charged with not having the appropriate tax stamp for the drugs, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Quesada's bond is set at $5,000. The two make their initial appearances 1 p.m. May 18.



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