Meth Investigation


On December 21st, 2015 the Scott County Special Operations Unit served three residential search warrants in the City of Davenport as part of an extensive methamphetamine investigation. Based on information received from the public, agents established a conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine using a common method called the "one pot meth lab." As a result of the investigation, nine arrests were made on 32 charges varying from possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. It should be noted that an arrest on criminal charges is an accusation that has not been proven in court.

The locations of the search warrants were: 1434 W. 15th St., 2023 W. 3rd St., and 1124 S. Stark St. all in Davenport. Drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine precursors, and methamphetamines in excess of 5 grams were located. Methamphetamines in excess of 5 grams is a class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison. The "one pot meth lab" is a dangerous method of manufacturing methamphetamines in clandestine labs using chemicals commonly available to the public which become explosive or a fire hazard. The Davenport Police and Iowa State Patrol assisted in the search warrants.

Those arrested can be seen on the Scott County Jail inmate Listing at A list of the nine arrested are: Daniel Schafenberg, Joshua Cook, Harley Jenkins, Alexandra Wheeler, John Cannella, Tabitha KcKinley, Daniel Hinrichs, Jarald Burmeister, and Nichole Amerine.

The Scott County Sheriff's Office strongly encourages the public to provide authorities with information concerning illegal drug activity. Tips can be sent through the Sheriff's Office Facebook page or Crime Stoppers.

December 22, 2015