Task Force, GHOST nab alleged meth dealer

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

Joshua Soper,33, of Keokuk, Iowa was arrested on October 26th, 2020 in the 3000 Block of Main St. in Keokuk, Iowa. Soper is charged with an outstanding Probation Violation warrant for Delivery of Methamphetamine and new charges that include Delivery of more than 5 grams of Methamphetamine a Class B Felony, Possession with Intent to Deliver more than 5 grams of Methamphetamine a Class B Felony, Drug Tax Stamp Violation a Class D Felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor, and several driving offenses.

SOPER

The arrest of Soper stems from an interdiction operation conducted by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force and the Lee County GHOST (Guns and Habitual Offender Strike Team). Soper was the subject of an ongoing investigation regarding the distribution of methamphetamine throughout the Lee County area.

The Lee County GHOST, 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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