Two arrested in Keokuk on drug charges

BY PCC STAFF

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

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Robert Gene Kay Jr, 52, of 906 Palean Street, Keokuk, Iowa was arrested on October 31st, 2017 at his residence on misdemeanor drug charges. Kay was charged with possession of methamphetamine second or subsequent offense, an aggravated misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor, and maintaining a drug house, an aggravated misdemeanor. If convicted, Kay faces up to 4 years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

Bruce Wayne Key, 30, of Revere, Missouri was arrested on October 31st, 2017 at 906 Palean Street in Keokuk on misdemeanor drug charges. Key was charged with possession of methamphetamine second or subsequent offense, an aggravated misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. If convicted, Key faces up to 2 years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

The arrests of Key and Kay stem 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. A search warrant was served in connection to this investigation and items that support the charges were discovered.

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The Lee County Attorney’s Office, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Keokuk Police Department, and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office 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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