Meth bust suspects face 30 years in prison

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Tribune staff reports

Two of the subjects arrested in Armstrong Monday face numerous charges for possession and manufacture of drugs.

Dena Vee Jahnke, 36, of Alden and Kevin Lee Bass, 39, of Albert Lea, face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, conspiracy to manufacture meth, possession of meth, conspiracy to possess meth, possession of cocaine and conspiracy to possess cocaine. Jahnke also faces a charge of aiding and abetting the manufacture of meth. All charges carry a maximum penalty of 30 years prison and a $1,000,000 fine.

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A search warrant executed around midnight at 21425 700th Street found approximately 1 ounce of methamphetamine and 4 ounces of cocaine on the premises. Officers also found chemicals including seven one-gallon containers of Xylol Xylene, two one-gallon cans of muriatic acid, two one-gallon cans of acetone, Coleman fuel, and Toluene, as well as lithium batteries and many boxes of pseudo-ephedrine.

Bass had been renting the apartment since February of this year.

They are being held at the Freeborn County Jail on $175,000 bail unconditional and $75,000 with conditions.