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Clear Lake woman jailed on drug charges

CLEAR LAKE — A Clear Lake woman is under arrest after being accused of intending to sell methamphetamine.

59-year-old Denise Back was arrested this week on a warrant as part of a drug investigation. A criminal complaint states that as part of a search warrant executed at Back’s apartment on August 19th, police officers found a 38-caliber handgun, more than 20 grams of meth, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a digital scale and drug packaging.

When an arrest warrant was executed this past Friday, Back was found at her apartment where police saw a marijuana cigarette sitting out on a table.

Back was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance, a controlled substance violation and being a person ineligible of possession of dangerous weapons.

Back is being held in jail on a total of $33,000 bond. She’s due in court for a preliminary hearing on October 22nd.

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