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Press Release

Federal Search Warrants Executed

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa

DES MOINES, IA – On February 3, 2017, federal search warrants were executed at the following locations in Des Moines, Iowa:


  • Franklin Avenue

  • Douglas Avenue

  • East 16th Street

  • 16th Street

  • Jefferson Avenue

  • Hickman Road

  • SE 19th Street

  • 1st Street


The searches at these locations were an official law enforcement action led jointly by the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The official law enforcement action also involved agents and investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Marshals Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Indianola Police Department, Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force, and Central Iowa Drug Task Force. Assistance was also provided by members of the Iowa Department of Human Services, and the Metro STAR, SERT, and Jasper County tactical teams.


The following individuals were charged with distribution of heroin:


  • Bruce Edward McGee, 26, of Des Moines.

  • Charles Junior Sims, 26, of Des Moines.

  • Earl Deangelo Smith, of Des Moines.
  • Bernard Calvin Stigler, 28, of Des Moines.

  • George Lamar Stigler, 26, of Johnston.

  • Artellious Demond Young, 22, of Des Moines.


The following individuals, each of whom reside in Des Moines, were charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm:


  • Peter Marcus Greene, 45.

  • Clinton Ossie Taylor, 41.

  • Artell Jamaryo Young, 25.


No other information or comments will be released until documents have been filed with the court as part of the public record.




Learn more about this release by contacting Rachel J. Scherle at 515-473-9300, or by emailing her at


Updated February 7, 2017

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses