Two arrested on charges of running a methamphetamine operation in Footville

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Shelly Birkelo
Thursday, March 16, 2017

FOOTVILLE—Two people suspected of running a methamphetamine operation out of a Footville home were arrested on multiple charges Wednesday after a warrant was executed at their home.

The search warrant executed at 309 Centre St. was the result of an investigation into the manufacturing of methamphetamines inside the home, according to a sheriff's office news release.

Authorities reported finding methamphetamine and numerous items associated with the production of methamphetamine.

Arrested were Jamie Shaw, 43, and Trisha L. Malmquist, 37. Both were taken into custody on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession methamphetamine waste, maintaining a drug dwelling, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Malmquist also was arrested on suspicion of bail jumping, according to the release.

The search warrant was executed by the Rock County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team and Special Investigations Unit. The state Division of Criminal Investigation Clandestine Lab Team, Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center emergency field vehicle with on-call physicians and Footville Fire and EMS assisted.

Shaw and Malmquist were being held at the Rock County Jail pending their initial appearances Friday afternoon in Rock County Court.

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