Task force makes felony drug bust

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The Lee County Narcotics Task Force reports the arrest of a Keokuk, Iowa man on felony and misdemeanor drug charges.

Zachary Charles Michael Bennett, 22, of 705 South 3rd Street, Keokuk, Iowa was arrested on April 6th, 2017 at 950 Johnson Street Road on felony and misdemeanor drug charges. Bennett is charged with Possession Of Methamphetamine Less Than Five Grams With The Intent To Deliver, a class C felony, Possession Of Marijuana With Intent To Deliver, a class D felony, three counts of Possession Of A Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone, Methamphetamine, and Marijuana), a serious misdemeanor, and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. If convicted, Bennett faces up to 18 years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

The arrest of Bennett stems from an investigation by the Keokuk Police Department into a report of suspicious people in the parking lot of the Westport Terrace apartments, 950 Johnson Street Road in Keokuk. Upon arrival, Keokuk Police officers discovered Bennett and learned that he was in possession of illegal drugs and associated items. The Lee County Narcotics Task Force was called to assist the investigation.

The Lee County Attorney’s Office and the Keokuk Police Department 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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