Deputies Seize Large Amount Of Drugs

Nathan Edward Burk (Mahaska County Sheriff's Office)

Nathan Edward Burk (Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office)

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

On Friday, August 11th, 2017, at approximately 7:30 a.m. members of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Hickory Avenue, near the intersection with 278th Street, in reference to a single vehicle that had left the roadway and ended up on its roof in a creek.

Upon Law Enforcement’s arrival, it was discovered that this vehicle had been driven by 35-year-old Nathan Edward Burk, of Bloomfield, Iowa. Burk’s 2004 Dodge pickup was considered a complete loss as a result of this accident.

Methamphetamine and Marijuana seized by the Mahaska County Sheriff's Office (Mahaska County Sheriff's Office)

Methamphetamine and Marijuana seized by the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office (Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office)

While investigating this accident, Deputies located and seized in excess of 1/4 lbs. of a substance believed to be marijuana. Burk was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver (Class D Felony). Members of the M.I.N.E. Drug Task Force were called in to assist with this investigation.

Following his arrest, Burk was taken to the Mahaska County Jail where he was incarcerated on his drug charge. Later this day, Burk posted a $5,000 cash bond and was released.

As part of this investigation, Deputies also located and seized 3/4 lbs. of Methamphetamine, as well as various drug paraphernalia. Upon the completion of this investigation, But was also charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver (Class B felony) and Failure to affix a drug tax stamp (Class D Felony). An arrest warrant has been issued for Burk, regarding these charges, and as of this date he has not been located and arrested. Burk is also wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant, issued in Marion County, for Probation Violation.

A criminal charge is merely a criminal charge and not an indication of guilt. All suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty.

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