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Two plead guilty in Howard County drug bust

Peggy Schneider Peggy Schneider

Third defendant to stand trial in September.

Posted: Jul. 24, 2018 8:35 PM
Updated: Jul. 24, 2018 8:36 PM

CRESCO, Iowa – Two of three people facing drug charges in Howard County are pleading guilty.

Cresco police say they arrested Lisa Rae Ragon, Peggy Sue Schneider, and Steven Lane Geerts after the search of a North Elm Street apartment on December 8, 2017, turned up methamphetamine, marijuana, and the prescription drug Alprazolam.

Lisa Ragon

Steven Geerts

Ragon, 47 of Cresco, has pleaded guilty to possession of meth and possession of marijuana. She’s been given a deferred judgment and one year of probation. If Ragon satisfies all the terms of her probation, this conviction will be removed from her record. She must also pay a $630 civil penalty.

Schneider, 60 of Cresco, entered a guilty plea to possession of meth-2nd or subsequent offense. He next court hearing is set for August 13.

Geerts, 21, is pleading not guilty to gathering where drugs are used, maintaining premises for drug use, possession of meth, possession of marijuana, and unlawful possession of prescription drugs. His trial is scheduled to begin on September 12.

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