Galva couple charged in SL for meth making

Storm Lake police made two arrests in connection with an eight month investigation into the manufacturing of methamphetamine.        

On Wednesday, Nov. 8 a Storm Lake police officer stopped a vehicle at the Pronto Store on Highway 110 after the occupants had allegedly traveled to the Storm Lake Walmart and purchased pseudoephed­rine for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine.

Police identified the occupants of the vehicle as Jary Allen Streck, 52 and Joy Leam Streck, 36, both of Galva.

Police say they located the pseudoephedrine in the couple’s vehicle and further located a small bag of methamphetamine.

Both Strecks were transported to the Storm Lake police station for questioning.

Storm Lake police, as part of the investigation, obtained a search warrant for Streck’s residence at 1672 Orchard Ave. in Galva.

At 8:30 p.m. Storm Lake investigators and Ida County deputies supported by the Storm Lake Public Safety Lab Response Team executed the search warrant at the Galva address.

Police report that during the search they located and seized several items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine including heating elements, glassware, scales, camp fuels, hydrogen peroxide and ammonium nitrate.

In addition, small amounts of methamphetamine and marijuana were located and seized along with additional drug paraphernalia.

Wednesday evening Storm Lake police charged Joy Streck with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

Jay Streck was charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture meth­am­phetamine and possession of methamphetamine.

Both Strecks were booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on $100,000 cash bond.

The investigation is continuing and additional arrests and charges are anticipated.