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Drug charge filed against Iowa couple

A man and woman in Des Moines have been charged with serious drug offenses following a search of their residence, according to local police. Iowa law enforcement executed a search warrant on the couple's home on Nov. 26, and have filed more than one drug charge against both people. The man has retained criminal defense counsel, but court records do not list an attorney for the woman. They were both set to appear in court on Dec. 7. 

According to the report filed by Iowa police, they executed a search warrant at the couple's home as well as the man's car. The cause for this warrant was not mentioned in the report, but presumably there was a preceding investigation that gave officers cause to believe the home was being used to store and possibly traffic drugs. It appears the 40-year-old man and the 36-year-old woman were both home at the time of the raid. 

Iowa man faces drug charge

A man in O'Brien County has been arrested and now faces a felony drug charge, according to officials at the local sheriff's office. Officers in Samborn arrested the Iowa man following the execution of a search warrant. He is being held against $25,000 bond until his court date, where he will respond to his drug charge while being represented by a defense attorney.

According to a release issued to the public on Nov. 19, a search warrant was served on the man. The warrant alleged that between the years of 2014 and 2017, he was actively involved in selling methamphetamine to a source that remains confidential. He is also believed to have been engaged in drug sales in Clay City in 2015.

Drug charge filed against Iowa man

A man from Argyle has been arrested and faces serious charges, according to the Lee County Narcotics Task Force. The 31-year-old Iowa man was arrested on Nov. 4 and now faces multiple charges, including at least one weapon and drug charge. If he is found guilty of these charges, he could face up to 80 years in prison. He is likely focused on preparing his criminal defense at this time.

According to police, the man was pulled over by officers from the Lee County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit. The reason for the traffic stop was not articulated in the report. However, the Narcotics Task Force conducted a search of his vehicle, allegedly revealing both drugs and a firearm of unknown make.

Iowa woman faces drug charge

Police in Fort Madison have arrested a woman for suspected drug-related activity, according to a recent report. The 55-year-old Iowa woman was arrested on a drug charge after an investigation that suggested she was involved in trafficking. The local sheriff's office as well as the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement were involved in the arrest, but so far, no court date for the accused woman has been announced.

Very little information pertaining to the specifics of this case have been released to the public. However, it has been confirmed that the woman is believed to have delivered some 5 grams of methamphetamine near a park. This is considered a Class B felony in Iowa, and could result in her serving up to 30 years in a state prison if she is found guilty.

Understanding different types of white collar crime charges

Even though white collar crimes are not violent, and there may not even be any physical evidence that a crime took place, they can still result in serious consequences. Anyone in Iowa facing these types of charges will certainly want to focus on preparing and presenting an effective defense. In order to properly defend yourself, it's first important to understand the white collar crime charges you are facing.

White collar crime is a term used to describe various types of financially motivated criminal activities. These crimes typically involve business or government professionals, and a conviction can result in penalties that can include time behind bars, fines and much more. Additionally, a conviction will likely result in the loss of reputation and potentially impact future career opportunities. These are serious charges, and it is in your interests to start developing your defense strategy as soon as possible. 

Iowa man faces drug trafficking charges

A 44-year-old man could be facing serious jail time following his arrest by state authorities on alleged drug activity. The man is accused of drug trafficking after a series of investigations turned up what police believe to be a large operation in Cedar Rapids. There is no word at this time whether the man has secured criminal defense representation, but official charges were still pending at last report. 

The case began back in Dec. 2017 when authorities, including the FBI, were conducting an investigation into the suspected trafficking of methamphetamine. A vehicle in which the man was a passenger was pulled over, and a search allegedly revealed a backpack containing one pound of what authorities believe to be meth, as well as scales and a sizeable amount of cash. An Iowa home was raided the same day, believed to be connected to the man, which turned up nearly $60,000 in cash as well as more alleged paraphernalia. 

Drug charge filed against Iowa man

A drug investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Charles City man, according to local sources. The Iowa man is now facing a drug charge after law enforcement authorities arrested him on Aug. 7. If he is found guilty in criminal court, he could face years in prison. 

Details about the investigation that preceded his arrest are scarce at this time, but it has been confirmed that police began their investigation in Jan. 2018. Police believed the man was selling methamphetamine, though it is not clear how they came to this belief. The investigation continued through February, at which time police say they were able to confirm their suspicions regarding the man's alleged distribution activities. 

2 Charged with felony theft in Iowa

Police in Clear Lake have confirmed they have arrested two individuals in connection with the alleged theft of a watercraft, according to local sources. Two men, aged 24 and 37, as well as an unidentified woman, were taken into custody by Iowa authorities after being charged with felony second-degree theft, as well as conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony. The older man is set to appear in court on Sept. 14, but no court date has been set for the younger man or the woman at this time.

Police say they were alerted to a Sea-Doo watercraft and accompanying trailer that were believed to have been stolen from a parking lot near Highway 18. The owner had apparently left the vehicle there with a prominent "for sale" sign posted in hopes of attracting interest. Video surveillance obtained by police showed a man and a woman in the parking lot, hooking the trailer with the Sea-Doo on board to a vehicle, then driving away.

Domestic violence in Iowa: Corn tossing no laughing matter

A 26-year-old Iowa woman is in hot water after having an alleged domestic altercation with her mother. In this domestic violence case, the Waterloo woman is accused of throwing a pot of corn-on-the-cob at her mother. The corn was on the stove cooking at the time. The accused was charged with serious domestic assault, obstructing emergency communication, nonserious child endangerment and interference with official acts, according to police.

The woman got into an argument with her 53-year-old mother while a 2-year-old and 4-year-old watched. After flinging the water and corn-filled pot at her mom, the woman reportedly tried to take the phone away from her while her mother was trying to call police. The mother's hand was scratched during the scuffle. 

Sex crimes: 5th suspect arrested in Iowa sex assault case

A final suspect has been charged in connection with a sex assault in October of last year. Authorities working on the Iowa sex crimes case have already charged four suspects in the alleged sexual abuse of a 18-year-old woman. The 23-year-old man was arrested in Chicago and charged with second-degree sexual abuse.

Police say the man was part of a group of five who purportedly held the woman against her will and sexually assaulted her. Two of the other men arrested were 20 years old, while the others were 18 and 19. In addition to facing second-degree sexual abuse charges, these four are also charged with invasion of privacy. 

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