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Savanna Police: Two busted with $90,000 in meth, guns, pipe bomb

SAVANNA – Two men were in Carroll County Jail this afternoon after a traffic stop led to the seizure of more than $90,000 worth of meth, several guns and a pipe bomb.

Dustin N. Partin, 35, and Andrew L. Westphal, 25, both of Savanna, were arrested around 10:30 p.m. Sunday in a traffic stop that netted 455 grams of meth, a 12-gauge shotgun, a .25 caliber pistol and ammunition, and the pipe bomb, court records show.

A subsequent search of Partin's home early today turned up 465 more grams of meth, a rifle, ammunition and surveillance equipment, Savanna police said in a news release this afternoon.

Both are charged with possession with intent to deliver more than 100 but less than 400 grams of meth, which carries 6 to 30 years; Partin also is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, which carries up to 5 years. They are in jail on $75,000 bond each.

Partin has a status hearing April 22; Westphal has a preliminary hearing May 3.

Partin was sentenced in Whiteside County in 2012 for driving while his license was revoked for a DUI and in Carroll County in 2015 for aggravated DUI; both times he received 2 and a half years' probation.

Westphal, who was driving Partin's pickup and also was cited for failure to signal, also was wanted in Whiteside County for failure to appear in two ongoing meth cases.

He was charged Sept. 2 with with possession with intent to deliver less than 5 grams, possession of 5 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was charged 4 days later with possession of 5 grams of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He failed to appear at a hearing in February because he was in the Clinton County, Iowa, jail, court records show.

Meth is selling on the street for about $100 a gram, which is about the amount of sugar in a restaurant packet; a gram will last a typical user a day or two, investigators have said.

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