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Iowa man faces drug charge in overdose death

A man could be facing years in prison after another man allegedly overdosed in his apartment. The 38-year-old Scott County man was scheduled for arraignment on March 7 on the drug charge of distribution of heroin, as well as a secondary charge. The man remained in an Iowa jail as of this report, pending bail of $10,000. 

Details of what led up to the tragic death are still being investigated by police, but it appears that on April 7 of last year, the man prepared two syringes of what is believed to be heroin for use by a 23-year-old man in the older man's Bettendorf home. The younger man allegedly paid him for the drugs. The older man is then suspected of personally injecting the contents of one of the two syringes into the other man's hand. 

Man faces multiple drug charge counts in Iowa

A Marshall County man is facing drug-related charges following his arrest by police, according to local sources. The Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force arrested the 23-year-old recently, and he was expected to appear in court on Feb. 8 for a preliminary hearing. Represented by a criminal defense attorney, the man will have the opportunity to contest the multiple drug charge counts filed against him. 

According the report, officers in Marshall County obtained a warrant for the man's arrest, following charges filed back in Nov. 2018. This reportedly allowed them to search a backpack found at a residence for which the warrant was filed. Inside, they say they found items bearing the suspected man's name as well as several doses of acetaminophen and codeine, Schedule III and V controlled substances, respectively. 

Iowa mayor faces drug manufacturing charges

The mayor of Jamaica and her husband are facing serious charges after a police search revealed what appeared to be a marijuana grow operation in their home, sources say. Iowa authorities arrested the mayor and her husband on Jan. 16, and the couple now stands accused of drug manufacturing, among several other offenses. Iowa law requires that city officials who have been convicted of felonies be removed from office, in addition to facing fines and jail time, which means the stakes of this case are very high for the couple. 

According to the report, police were on the hunt for a suspected murderer, who they had heard may have been hiding at the home of the 50-year-old mayor and her 58-year-old husband. Officers came to their home around 4:20 p.m. where they encountered an overwhelming smell of what they believed to be marijuana. As a result, they called in for a warrant to enter the home. While they waited, law enforcement encircled the house. 

Iowa woman faces drug charges

Local authorities have reportedly arrested a Fort Madison woman for suspected drug activity, according to reports. The arrest was initiated by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force, who took a 32-year-old Iowa woman into custody. The woman faces multiple drug charges including felonies and could face up to 25 years in prison if she is found guilty.

Only limited information has been provided by the task force pertaining to this case, but it has been confirmed the woman was arrested Jan. 2. The investigation into her alleged activities has apparently been ongoing for some time, after police became aware of the woman and it was insinuated she may have been involved in drug distribution throughout Lee County. The details of these alleged activities were not included in the report.

Multiple drug charges filed against 2 Iowa men

Two men, reportedly with felony criminal records, are back behind bars following a traffic stop in Des Moines. Iowa police have filed multiple drug charges against both men, aged 44 and 41 respectively, and are awaiting a trial date. Convictions could send the men back to prison for a period of years, which is why their criminal defense representation is so important to the legal process. 

According to police, around 2:40 a.m. the morning of Dec. 18, officers in Des Moines pulled over a vehicle after noticing expired registration tags. The vehicle was being driven by the 44-year-old man, with the 41-year-old in the passenger seat. A subsequent search of their vehicle reportedly turned up a bag containing 11 grams of what is believed to be methamphetamine. Police say this amount is consistent with trafficking as opposed to personal use. 

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. 

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