Three arrested in Hy-Vee parking lot brings meth-related charges
Three Colfax residents who were arrested Tuesday night in connection with the manufacturing of methamphetamine are free on bond this morning. The subjects were apprehended after two of the individuals became involved in a physical altercation in the Newton Hy-Vee parking lot.
According to Jasper County District Court documents, 24-year-old Natasha J. Cooper, 29-year-old Jessica L. Richard and 26-year-old Lucas A. Johnson all were charged with possession of a precursor to methamphetamine with intent to manufacture.
Witnesses at the scene said that Newton police and Jasper County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at Hy-Vee around 9:20 p.m. Two store employees reported the incident while observing one female and a male enter into a physical altercation inside their parked SUV.
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