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Two Coin, Iowa, residents and a Westboro, Missouri, woman are in custody in connection to a marijuana grow operation. Page County Sheriff Lyle Palmer says his office executed a search warrant at 817 Depot Street in Coin just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017, for an ongoing marijuana growing operation. After an investigation, authorities arrested 49 year-old Michael John Blank of Coin, 52 year-old Yvonne Clione Blank of Coin, and 63 year-old Edith Eileen Kirkpatrick of Westboro.
Each person was charged with manufacturing of a controlled substance marijuana (a Class D Felony), tax payment required for possession (a Class D Felony), gathering where controlled substances were unlawfully used (a serious misdemeanor), and conspiracy (a Class D Felony). All three were taken to the Page County Jail on $16,000 bond. Palmer says numerous items and illegal substances were seized as a result of the warrant.