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.
The man now faces multiple felony charges, including possession of greater than 5 grams of methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm with intent to deliver, which is an enhanced class B felony. He also faces other charges related to possession of hydrocodone and cocaine. No court date for his case has yet been announced.
The severity of the charges filed against the Iowa man cannot be understated, as he could lose his freedom for the rest of his life should he be found guilty. However, it is not always easy to win a conviction on a drug charge; any deviance from due process on the part of attending officers could influence the outcome of the case. It will be the job of his defense attorney to carefully review the specifics of the arrest report to ensure the man's rights were observed during his arrest, and to ensure a fair and balanced trial process.