Cedar Rapids police find mobile meth lab

Search warrant served Sunday; suspect found in car

Published: January 21 2014 | 1:30 pm - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 2:27 am in

Cedar Rapids police found an active meth lab in a car on Sunday.

According to the Linn County Attorney's Office, officers served a search warrant on 39-year-old James P. Schminkey. Schminkey was found in his car in the 400 block of First Avenue NW.

Along with Schminkey, police said they found an active meth lab in the trunk, along with various meth precursors and items used to manufacture meth. Police also found more than five grams of meth and marijuana in the vehicle.

Schminkey has previously been convicted of possession of marijuana in 2005. He now faces charges of possession with intent to manufacture meth, possession with intent to deliver meth, three counts of possession of meth precursors and possession of marijuana - penalty enhanced.


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