$14,000 Worth of Meth Found in Man’s Vehicle in Hazleton

13178883_1010544575681360_1995039480575621587_nAuthorities tracked down $14,000 worth of meth in a vehicle in Hazleton last Friday.

The Oelwein Police Department says it all started with a search warrant in Oelwein as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation. Police arrested 44-year old Tammy Bamford of Oelwein on several drug charges.

In connection with the search warrant, Oelwein Police tried tracking down 40-year old Forrest Spitzer of Oelwein and his vehicle. A Buchanan County deputy found him in Hazleton on West Hayes Street.

Authorities found Spitzer with a quarter-pound of meth, which holds a street value of about $14,000. Spitzer faces six drug charges – four of which are felonies – including possessing meth with the intent to deliver.

A Hazleton man, 56-year old Richard Thompson Sr., was also charged with possessing meth with intent to deliver, failing to affix the Iowa drug tax stamp and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Authorities are continuing to investigate.

(photo courtesy of Oelwein Police)