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.
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.