MONTFORT — A 26-year-old Montfort man was arrested after a search warrant found two one-pot meth labs and methamphetamine manufacturing materials.
Cade R. Kirkpatrick was arrested after the search by the Richland–Iowa–Grant Drug Task Force at 204 E. Main St. Wednesday around noon.
Kirkpatrick made his first appearance in Grant County Circuit Court in Lancaster Monday on charges of possession of methamphetamine, manufacture or delivery of up to 3 grams of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine precursors, and knowingly possessing methamphetamine waste.
A status conference is scheduled for Monday at 11:45 a.m. Kirkpatrick is free on a $5,000 signature bond. He faces a maximum sentence of 28 years in prison and $55,000 in fines. All four charges have repeater allegations, which could increase the sentence by four years.
Kirkpatrick was placed on three years probation, including 90 days in jail, in 2014 after he pleaded no contest to a Grant County charge of party of possession of methamphetamine precursors.
Kirkpatrick was arrested Aug. 5, 2014 after a Grant County sheriff’s deputy investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle parked on East Main Street near a day care facility. Items used in methamphetamine manufacturing were found in the car and in a subsequent search by a Grant County K-9, according to a Sheriff’s Office 2014 report.
Kirkpatrick also was placed on three years probation in 2015 on an Iowa County charge of possession of narcotic drugs. Kirkpatrick’s probation was revoked Jan. 19 and he was sentenced to one year in jail minus 174 days credit for time served, according to court records.