Montrose raid yields three arrests

BY PCC STAFF

MONTROSE – The Lee County Narcotics Task Force reports the arrest of multiple Montrose residents on Felony and Misdemeanor drug and weapons charges.

Jason Hartman, 40, of Montrose, Iowa was arrested on April 6th, 2021 at the Montrose City Hall. Hartman is charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm a Class D Felony; Possession of Ammunition by a prohibited person a Class D Felony; Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine 2nd Offense an Aggravated Misdemeanor;  Maintaining a Drug House an Aggravated Misdemeanor, Unlawful Possession of Prescription Pills a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor.

David Paris, 45, of Montrose, Iowa was arrested on April 6th, 2021 at the Keokuk Police Department. Paris is charged with Possession with Intent to deliver more than 5 grams of Methamphetamine a Class B Felony; Drug Tax Stamp Violation a Class D Felony; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor.

Pearl Philp, 64, of Montrose, Iowa was arrested on April 6th, 2021 at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Philp is charged with maintaining a Drug House an Aggravated Misdemeanor; Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine 1st offense a Serious Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor. 

The arrests of Hartman, Paris and Philp stems from a multi search warrant operation that was executed on their residences on 3/31/2021 as part of an ongoing investigation by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force into the use, delivery, and alleged manufacturing of methamphetamine within the Lee County area.

The Montrose Police Department; Lee County GHOST; Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Keokuk Police Department, and the Lee County Attorney’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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