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

Written by Theresa Rose on April 21, 2015

Austin Dean Schuelka, 26, of Fort Madison, Iowa was arrested on April 15th, 2015 at 854 Johnson Street Road in Keokuk, Iowa. Schuelka is charged with Delivery of Marijuana, a class D felony, Delivery of Marijuana Within 1000 Feet of a Public Park Second or Subsequent Offense, a class D felony with enhancements, Ongoing Criminal Conduct, a class B felony, Possession With Intent to Deliver Marijuana Second or Subsequent Offense, a class D felony with enhancements, Drug Tax Stamp Violation, a class D felony, Prohibited Acts, an aggravated misdemeanor, Possession of Marijuana, a serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. If convicted, Schuelka faces up to 78 years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

The arrest of Schuelka stems from an investigation by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force into allegations that he was involved in the distribution and use of illegal narcotics in the Lee County area. A search warrant was served in connection with this investigation and items that support the charges were discovered. Multiple felony arrest warrants were requested for Schuelka following the investigation.

The Lee County Attorney’s Office, Iowa State Penitentiary K9 Unit, Fort Madison Police Department and the Keokuk Police Department 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.