Task force gets Keokuk man on felony drug charges

LEE COUNTY – The Lee County Narcotics Task Force reports the arrest of a Keokuk man on Felony and Misdemeanor charges.

Dennis Hitsman Jr, 31, of Keokuk, Iowa was arrested on June 18th, 2020 in the 3400 Block Main St. in Keokuk, Iowa. Hitsman was picked up on his 4 outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. Hitsman was additionally charged with Felony Possession of Methamphetamine a Class D Felony; Possession of Marijuana Enhanced an Aggravated Misdemeanor; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor.
The arrest of Hitsman stems from an initial traffic stop where Hitsman eluded Law Enforcement in the Keokuk area before being taken into custody following a second traffic stop. The Lee County Narcotics Task Force was contacted to assist with this investigation due to specific circumstances of this case.


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