County drug cops roust FM drug house

FORT MADISON – The Lee County Narcotics Task Force reports the arrest of two Fort Madison, Iowa residents on felony and misdemeanor drug charges.

Tachelle Nicole Dowell, 33, and Wayne Andrew Hayes, 34, both of 1920 Avenue L, Fort Madison, Iowa were arrested on March 16th, 2017 at their residence on felony and misdemeanor drug charges.

Dowell is charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine in excess of five grams, a class B felony, possession with intent to deliver psilocybin mushrooms, a class C felony, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, a class D felony, two counts of drug tax stamp violation, a class D felony, child endangerment, an aggravated misdemeanor, three counts of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana, methamphetamine, psilocybin mushrooms), a serious misdemeanor, maintaining a drug house, an aggravated misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. If convicted, Dowell faces up to 52 years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

Hayes is charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine in excess of five grams second or subsequent offense, a class B felony with an enhancement, possession with intent to deliver psilocybin mushrooms second or subsequent offense, a class C felony with an enhancement, possession with intent to deliver marijuana second or subsequent offense, a class D felony with an enhancement, two counts of drug tax stamp violation, a class D felony, child endangerment, an aggravated misdemeanor, three counts of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana, methamphetamine, psilocybin mushrooms), a serious misdemeanor, maintaining a drug house, an aggravated misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. If convicted, Hayes faces up to 137 years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

The arrests of Dowell and Hayes stem from an investigation by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force into allegations that they were involved in the use and distribution 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, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Madison Police Department, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, 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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