Four Charged In Manchester Meth Case

By Lee Hermiston, The Gazette

MANCHESTER, Iowa - The Manchester Police Department has charged four people in connection with a February investigation.

According to the department, on Feb. 26, officers responded to a call for a possible meth lab at 1220 W. Marion St. Responding officers said they discovered numerous items used to manufacture meth.

The ensuing investigation showed that meth had been manufactured within the Manchester city limits, but not at the residence on Marion Street, police said. The investigation also showed that three people were involved in producing and using meth, police said. A fourth suspect accused of using meth was also discovered, police said.

Police have charged Larry L. Thibadeau, 56, with transferring a precursor for unlawful purposes, conspiracy to manufacture meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kodi Hettinger, 22, faces charges of transferring a precursor for unlawful purposes, manufacturing meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. Larry D. Hicks, Jr., 28, faces charges of receiving a precursor for unlawful purposes, manufacturing meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. Nicole J. Hicks, 24, has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

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