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New London drug bust Saturday results in charges against three people

Jun 02, 2014

NEW LONDON — Three people were arrested on Saturday following a lengthy investigation into the illegal sales of controlled substances and the manufacturing of methamphetamine at the 401 N. Poplar Street residence in New London, according to a press release from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

Upon entry into the residence, officers discovered the occupants manufacturing Methamphetamine. As a result, Cigi Bowman, 24, New London; Raymond Beggs, 27, Burlington; and Joseph Liggett, 54, Burlington, were arrested.

Officers discovered several methamphetamine labs in the residence, precursors, marijuana, digital scales, illegal prescription medications and currency, according to the release.

Bowman was arrested and charged with a class-B felony of manufacturing methamphetamine, class-D felony of delivery of a controlled substance and class-D felony of possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture. According to the press release, Bowman faces a possible 35 years in prison.

Beggs was arrested and charged with a class-B felony of manufacturing methamphetamine over five grams and faces a possible 25 years in prison, according to the release.

Liggett was arrested and charged with a class-B felony of manufacturing methamphetamine over five grams and, according to the release, will also be charged with a class-D felony of possession of precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine. Liggett faces a possible 30 years in prison, the release said.

Liggett, Beggs and Bowman are currently at the Henry County Jail on bonds, each over $100,000.

The sheriffs office was also assisted by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources during this investigation. Further charges are expected.

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