3 arrested in Lee Co. Iowa for meth

KEOKUK, Ia (WGEM) — The Lee County Narcotics Task Force has arrested three individuals on felony drug charges.

Lee County Narcotics Task Force Commander Jay Whitaker reported that Obie Taylor II, 40, of Burlington, Iowa, was arrested on Wednesday at the Lee County Correctional Center on a felony drug charge. Taylor is charged with aiding and abetting to delivery of methamphetamine in excess of five grams within 1000 feet of a public park, a class B felony with an enhancement.

Also arrested on Wednesday, according to Whitiker, was Rebecca Alfaro, 39, of Keokuk, Iowa. Alfaro was arrested in the 1800 block of Exchange in Keokuk on two felony drug charges. Alfaro is charged with two counts of delivery of less than 5 grams of methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a public park, both class C felonies with enhancements.

Whitaker also reported the arrest of Joshua Helmick, 37, of Keokuk, Iowa. Helmick was arrested on Thursday in the 2700 block of Main St., Keokuk on two felony drug warrants. Helmick is charged with two counts of delivery of more than 5 grams of methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a public park, 2nd or subsequent offense, both class B felonies with enhancements.

Whitaker stated that the arrests of Taylor, Alfaro, and Helmick stem from investigations by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force into allegations that they were involved in the use and distribution of illegal narcotics in the Lee County area.

The Lee County Attorney’s Office, Keokuk Police Department, Fort Madison Police Department, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement assisted the Lee County Narcotics Task Force in these investigations

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