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Two arrested after house search for meth
meth search
Authorities search the house at 395 N. Water St. Friday afternoon.

Two Platteville people were arrested after a Richland–Iowa–Grant Drug Task Force search warrant was executed in a Platteville house Friday.

William R. Nida, 39, and Donna M. Lowther, 53, were arrested on tentative charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of methamphetamine and child endangerment. 

A 4-year-old child in the house was turned over to Grant County Social Services.

Neither Nida nor Lowther had been charged as of Tuesday morning, though both are in the Grant County Jail. Grant County Chief Deputy Jack Johnson said Friday that charges were pending.

The drug task force and the state Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation Clandestine Lab executed the search warrant at 395 N. Water St. Friday around 11:30 a.m. Detectives dressed from head to toe in hazardous-materials gear brought various items out of the triplex.

More than an hour after the search began, a man later identified as Nida, followed about half an hour later by a woman later identified as Lowther, were taken into custody.

Grant County sheriff’s deputies and Platteville police and firefighters assisted at the scene. North Water Street was blocked off between Main Street and Madison Street for more than two hours while the search took place.

Neither Nida nor Lowther have previous criminal records, according to court records.