The Lee County Narcotics Task Force reports the arrest of a Fort Madison, Iowa man on felony and misdemeanor drug warrants.

Written by Theresa Rose on February 2, 2015

Darnell Harold Cochran, 33, of Fort Madison, Iowa was arrested on January 30th, 2015 at 300 North Park Drive in Keokuk. Cochran is charged with two counts of Delivery of Marijuana Second or Subsequent Offense, a class D felony with an enhancement, Maintaining a Drug House, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. If convicted, Cochran faces up to 22 years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

The arrest of Cochran stems from an investigation by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force into allegations that he was involved in the distribution of illegal narcotics in the Lee County area.

The Lee County Attorney’s Office, State of Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa State Penitentiary K9 Unit, Fort Madison Police Department, the Tactical Response Unit comprised of Keokuk and Fort Madison Police Officers, and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Lee County Narcotics Task Force in this investigation.

The defendant is 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.