Mason City man arrested as part of ongoing drug investigation

(ABC 6 News) – A Mason City man has been arrested as part of an ongoing drug investigation involving methamphetamine and money laundering.

At 11:15 a.m. Friday, the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a home near 4th St SW and S Taylor Ave.

54-year-old James Mariner of Mason City was found inside the home and arrested.

Inside, deputies also found about two pounds of methamphetamine and items used for distribution. Mariner is facing possible charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and failure to affix a drug tax stamp. Both are felonies.

Multiple agencies assisted in the search and arrest including the Clear Lake Police Department, Mason City PD, Mason City Fire Department, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, United States Postal Service as well as the North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force.