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Dixon man, brother arrested for conspiracy to make meth

CLINTON, Iowa – A Dixon man is among five people, including his brother, being prosecuted in Iowa for conspiracy to make meth.

Seth A. Green, 40, and the other four were charged in Clinton County Court with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine in excess of 10 grams, which carries up to 25 years in prison, possession of meth precursors, which are the materials used to make meth, and child endangerment.

All were arrested May 17 in a search of a Camanche home, police there said in a news release. The operation may have been going since August 2011, Assistant Clinton County Attorney Amanda Meyers said.

Nathan T. Green, 33, formerly of Dixon, is in Clinton County Jail on $25,000 bond, awaiting an Aug. 12 trial.

He faces an enhanced sentence because of two previous drug convictions, one for conspiracy to manufacture meth in Clinton County in March 2002, and one in Jo Daviess County in 2001, Meyers said Tuesday.

He was given 2 years conditional release for possession of a controlled substance in the Illinois case; online court records do not say what the drug in question was. Sentencing information in the Iowa case was not available late Tuesday.

Lee County Court records indicate Nathan Green was living in Dixon as recently as August 2012, but in May, he was living in the Camanche house with the other three, Meyers said.

Seth Green posted $25,000 bond the day of his arrest; his final pretrial hearing is Aug. 1.

Thursday, Charles W. McKenrick, 59, and David P. Shamp Jr., 42, pleaded guilty in Clinton County Court, McKenrick to possession of meth precursors and child endangerment and Shamp to possession of meth precursors, Camanche police said in a news release.

Possession of meth precursors and child endangerment each carry up to 5 years in prison and fines of $750 to $7,500. She will recommend suspended sentences for both, Meyers told the court.

A plea hearing is set for July 11 for Kimberly A. Lane, 32, the release said.

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