The attorney general shall authorize and prepare any application for an order authorizing the interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications. The attorney general may apply to any district court of this state, or request that the county attorney in the district where application is to be made deliver the application of the attorney general, for an order authorizing the interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications, and the court may grant, subject to this chapter, an order authorizing the interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications by special state agents having responsibility for the investigation of the offense as to which application is made, when the interception may provide or has provided evidence of the following:
 1. A felony offense involving dealing in controlled substances, as defined in section 124.101.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 808B.3

  • Court: means a district court in this state. See Iowa Code 808B.1
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • interception: means the aural acquisition of the contents of a wire, oral, or electronic communication through the use of an electronic, mechanical, or other device. See Iowa Code 808B.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
 2. A forcible felony as defined in section 702.11.
 3. A felony offense involving ongoing criminal conduct in violation of chapter 706A.
 4. A felony offense involving money laundering in violation of chapter 706B.
 5. A felony fugitive warrant issued in the state or involving an individual who is reasonably believed to be located within the state.
 6. A felony offense involving human trafficking in violation of chapter 710A.