KEOKUK, Ia (WGEM) — Two Iowa men have been arrested in Lee County for delivery of methamphetamine in two unrelated cases.
Unit Commander Jay Whitaker of the Lee County Narcotics Task Force has reported the arrest of Christopher Farnett, 40 of St. Paul, Iowa, and Brett Montgomery of Fort Madison, Iowa, on felony drug charges.
Whitaker stated Farnett was arrested on Thursday in West Point, Iowa, by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Farnett is charged with aiding and abetting to the delivery of more than five grams of methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a public park, a class B felony. If convicted he faces up to 30 years in a state correctional facility.
Whitaker also reported, in an unrelated case, that Montgomery was arrested on Sunday by the Keokuk Police Department. Montgomery is charged with delivery of less than 5 grams of MDMA, a class C felony. If convicted, Montgomery faces up to 10 years in a state correctional facility.
The arrest of Montgomery and Farnett stems from an investigation by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force into allegations that they were involved in the distribution of illegal drugs in the Lee County area.
The Lee County Attorney’s Office, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Keokuk Police Department assisted the Lee County Narcotics Task Force in this investigation.