Task force raids Keokuk drug house

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

Zachary A Arnold, 28, Matthew Wayne White, 44, both of 713 Des Moines Street, Keokuk, Iowa, and Matthew Jon Soice, 30, of 1007 Palean Street, Keokuk, Iowa were all arrested on June 1st, 2017 at their residences on felony and misdemeanor drug charges. Arnold is charged with possession of methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor, maintaining a drug house, an aggravated misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. If convicted, Arnold faces up to 3 years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

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White is charged with maintaining a drug house, an aggravated misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. If convicted, White faces up to 2 years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

Soice is charged with delivery of less than five grams of methamphetamine, a class C felony, possession of methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor, maintaining a drug house, an aggravated misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. If convicted, Soice faces up to 13 years and 30 days.

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 and sale of illegal narcotics in the Lee County area. Two search warrants were served in connection to this case and items that support the charges were discovered.

The Lee County Attorney’s Office, Keokuk Police Department, Fort Madison Police Department, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Tactical Response Team comprised of Keokuk and Fort Madison Police Officers 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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