Task force breaks up Keokuk drug house

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PEN CITY STAFF

The Lee County Narcotics Task Force reports the arrest of four, Keokuk, Iowa residents on misdemeanor drug charges.

 

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Jonathan Ray Forquer, 30, Michelle Lynne Agnew, 37, and William McDermott, 26, all of 1118 Bank Street, Keokuk, Iowa were arrested on January 6, 2016 at 1118 Bank Street on misdemeanor drug charges.

Forquer faces charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor, Maintaining a Drug House, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Possession of Methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor. If convicted, Forquer faces up to 3 years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

Agnew faces charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor, Maintaining a Drug House, an aggravated misdemeanor, Possession of Methamphetamine and, Possession of Marijuana, a serious misdemeanor. Agnew was also arrested on a warrant out of Missouri. If convicted, Agnew faces up to 4 years and 30 days.

McDermott faces charges of Possession of Marijuana, a serious misdemeanor, Maintaining a Drug House, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. If convicted, McDermott faces up to 3 years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

Portia Anne Smeltser, 28, was also arrested at the residence. Smeltser faces charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. If convicted, Smeltser faces up to 1 year and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

The arrests of these individuals stems from an investigation by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force into allegations that they were involved in the use of illegal narcotics in the Lee County area.

The Lee County Attorney’s Office, Keokuk Police Department, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement Parole, and the Iowa State Penitentiary K9 Unit assisted the Lee County Narcotics Task Force in this investigation.

The defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The Lee County Narcotics Task Force is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Justice and the funds administered by the Iowa Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy.

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