Perry man arrested when search discloses 12 ounces of meth

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A Perry man was arrested Tuesday morning after a large quantity of meth and marijuana was allegedly found in a residence where he was located.

Craig Alan White, 49, of 1620 Sixth St., Perry, was charged with two counts of controlled substance violation, failure to affix tax stamp and use of expired tax stamp.

The incident began about 6 a.m. in the 1600 block of Sixth Street in Perry, where members of the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant.

According to court records, the search of the residence disclosed “over 350 grams of a white crystal like substance, which later field tested positive for methamphetamine, over 750 grams of a green plant material, which later field tested positive for THC, miscellaneous items of drug packaging, working digital scales, miscellaneous drug notes and a miscellaneous amount of United States currency.”

White is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $40,000 cash or surety bond.

White was convicted of possession of a controlled substance in 1992 in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of second-offense possession of a controlled substance in 2002 in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of controlled substance violation in 2014 in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of third or subsequent offense possession of a controlled substance in 2018 in Dallas County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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