On 05-21-2019, the Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force along with the Richland County Special Response Team executed a drug related search warrant at the address of 28875 McNurlin Street in the Village of Gotham. A search of the residence was conducted and officers located methamphetamine, marijuana, and U.S. currency. Also located were numerous items of drug paraphernalia to include: used syringes, glass smoking devices, a digital scale, a drug ledger/log, and plastic baggies with residue. The suspect, William C. Giddings was arrested and transported to the Richland County Jail on numerous drug related offenses. The public is encouraged to report any suspicious/drug activity to Richland County Crime Stoppers at 647-Clue(2583).
Other agencies involved were the Richland Center Police Department and Lone Rock EMS.
As a result of the investigation Giddings was placed under arrest for the following tentative charges:
- Possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine
- Possession with intent to deliver THC
- Maintaining a drug trafficking place
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Resisting or obstructing an officer