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News of Record, Feb. 23, 2012

February 23, 2012
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FD man pleads guilty to meth charges

A Fort Dodge man has told a federal court that he was involved in the production of methamphetamine.

Tracy Young, 47, of Fort Dodge, pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to manufacture meth in federal court.

Young said, between Dec. 2009 and July 2011, he planned to make at least 300 grams of pure meth, according to a news release from the United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa. Other individuals, who were not named, provided pseudoephedrine to Young so he could manufacture it, according to the attorney's office.

Young will be sentenced at a date that has not yet been determined.

FD teen facing

marijuana charges

An 18-year-old Fort Dodge man is facing felony charges after officers allegedly found drugs on him.

Colin Camamo, 18, of Fort Dodge, has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, a Class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.

On Feb. 18, officers allegedly found 13 small bags of marijuana on Camamo while he was in the 1900 block of N. 23rd St. According to the criminal complaint, filed with the Webster County attorney's office, officers also found a pipe and a small scale with Camamo.

Camamo made his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court on Tuesday after being released on bond.

Magistrate William Thatcher sent the case to District Court for scheduling purposes.

Two charged after fight in FD park

Fort Dodge police have charged two people in connection with a fight early Wednesday morning at Snell-Crawford Park.

One of them, Christopher Craig, 18, of Badger, is facing felony charges.

It's alleged that Craig and Paul Walker, 23, of Fort Dodge, planned to have a fight at Snell-Crawford Park on Feb. 22. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a pair of brass knuckles in Craig's pocket, according to the criminal complaint filed with the Webster County attorney's office.

The complaint said Craig "and others met in a park" for the fight, but it doesn't identify the others.

Craig was charged with going armed with intent, a Class D felony, as well as disorderly conduct and having concealed weapons, both simple misdemeanors.

He appeared in Webster County Magistrate Court on Wednesday morning, where Magistrate William Thatcher ordered him held on $5,000 bond.

Thatcher scheduled Craig's preliminary hearing for March 2.

Walker also appeared in Magistrate Court on Wednesday. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and received a $330 fine.

Magistrate Court



Possession of a controlled substance - Michael J. Smith, 47, 336 Ave. M West, sent to District Court.

Possession of drug paraphernalia - Michael J. Smith, 47, 336 Ave. M West, continued 180 days; Joel Kornder, 18, 1201 10th Ave. N., trial set for Feb. 29.

Driving under suspension - Michael J. Smith, 47, 336 Ave. M West, continued 180 days.

Registration violation - Michael J. Smith, 47, 336 Ave. M West, continued 180 days.

No insurance - Michael J. Smith, 47, 336 Ave. M West, continued 180 days; Michael M. W. Fowler, 23, 1314 Second Ave. S., No. 2, trial set for Feb. 29.

Possession of marijuana - Siara Halligan, 18, 1536 Floral Ave., sent to District Court.

Fifth-degree theft - Anthony Plourde, 18, One Triton Circle, $455; Heather Robeson, 41, 12 Johnson Place, trial set for March 1.

Interference with official acts - Scott Laird, 42, 218 Ave. M West, $397.50.

Disturbance on own premesis - Tyler Bruns, 19, 208 N. 26th St., trial set for March 1.


Domestic assault with injury - Bonnie Ahrens, 29, 1319 Ninth Ave. S., preliminary hearing set for March 2.

Drag racing - Joseph Vote, 20, Goldfield, trial set for March 9.

Police Log



Two people each reported harassment.

A person reported domestic assault.

A juvenile reported a theft.

Erica Clark Montgomery reported a burglary.

Benjamin Benson reported criminal mischief.



NELSON - Staci and Andrew, Ankeny, a boy, Emmett Nile, born Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines. Grandparents are Ric and Patty Nelson and Keith and Cathy Lawler, all of Fort Dodge. Great-grandmothers are June Lawler of Clare and Marvel McCormack of Fort Dodge.



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