Two Franklin County men facing meth dealing charges

HANSELL — North-central Iowa authorities have arrested two men as part of a drug investigation in Hansell.

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department says they along with the assistance of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, the Mason City and Clear Lake police departments, North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement executed search warrants on Friday in Hansell at 213 2nd Street and 110 Walnut Street. Authorities say multiple pounds of ice methamphetamine and firearms were recovered, with the estimated street value of the meth being at more than $60,000.

40-year-old David Fielding of Hansell and 56-year-old Martin Rodriguez of Hampton were arrested and taken to the Franklin County Jail. Both were charged with possession of meth with the intent to deliver, a Class B felony, as well as a drug tax stamp violation. Rodriguez was also charged with possession of a firearm as a prior federal drug felon.

Authorities say this case is ongoing and anybody with information about the case should contact the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department at 641-421-3000.