Task force charges two with delivering meth

Two suspected meth dealers have appeared in court in the past two days.

Javier Sanchez, 35, address unknown, made his initial court appearance Friday, and Juana Ramirez, 33, of Marshalltown, made her initial court appearance Thursday.

Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force served a warrant on Ramirez’s home at 527 N. First St. Wednesday.

Both face possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, a Class B felony, and failure to affix a drug tax stamp, a Class D felony.

Ramirez also faces prohibited acts, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Sanchez is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

The court appointed both suspects public defenders and ordered them to complete substance abuse evaluations and submit the results to the court within 60 days of their release.

Court records indicate that both the suspects had 30 grams of meth in their possession at the time of their arrests but give no indication whether the arrests are related. Calls to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office went unreturned at press time.

Both Sanchez and Ramirez are being held on $100,000 bond. Their preliminary hearings are set for 1 p.m. April 1.