According to a statement released on Monday: On Saturday October 11, 2014, an investigation by the Rock Valley Police Department led to the discovery of a container consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine. It was found under a tree at a home in the 2000 block of 14th Street. Officers followed protocol and evacuated adjacent homes. The scene was made safe by clandestine lab cleanup officers certified in the disposal of hazardous chemicals.
No arrests have yet been made but the investigation continues and criminal charges are expected.
The Rock Valley Police Department was assisted by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Department, the Iowa State Patrol, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the Rock Valley Fire Department, and the Rock Valley Ambulance.
The Rock Valley Police Department urges the public to remain vigilant and to report to authorities any suspicious containers located on their properties. The Rock Valley Police Department also encourages parents to educate their children of the dangers of methamphetamine manufacturing.