FM man arrested by drug task force


FORT MADISON – The Lee County Narcotics Task Force reports the arrest of a Fort Madison, Iowa man on misdemeanor drug charges.


Richard Phillip Donaldson, 53, of 2703 Avenue M, Fort Madison, Iowa was arrested on February 28, 2017 at the Fort Madison Police Department on misdemeanor drug charges. Donaldson is charged with Maintaining a Drug House, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. If convicted, Donaldson faces up to 2 years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

The arrest of Donaldson stems from an investigation by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force into allegations that he was involved in the use of illegal narcotics in the Lee County area. A search warrant was served in connection with this investigation and items that support the charges were discovered.

The Lee County Attorney’s Office, Fort Madison Police Department, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Lee County Narcotics Task Force in this investigation.

The defendant is 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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