The Lee County Narcotics Task Force reports the arrest of a Fort Madison, Iowa couple on felony drug charges.

Written by Theresa Rose on April 23, 2015

Kelli Grizzle, 29, and Billy Strause, 31, both of 1516 ½ Avenue C, Fort Madison, Iowa were arrested on April 22, 2015 on felony and misdemeanor drug charges. Grizzle and Strause are both charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor, Possession of Methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor, Maintaining a Drug House, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine in Excess of Five Grams in the Presence of a Minor and Within 1000 Feet of a School, a class B felony with multiple enhancements. If convicted, Strause and Grizzle both face up to 38 years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

The arrests of Strause and Grizzle stems from an investigation by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force into allegations that they were involved in the manufacture of methamphetamine in the Lee County area.

The Lee County Attorney’s Office, the Keokuk Police Department, the Fort Madison Police Department, and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Lee County Narcotics Task Force in this investigation.

The defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The Lee County Narcotics Task Force is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Justice and the funds administered by the Iowa Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy.