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

Written by Theresa Rose on February 24, 2015

Drew Edward Garretson, 29, of Keokuk, Iowa was arrested on February 22nd, 2015 in the 2700 block of Main Street. Garretson is charged with Manufacture of Methamphetamine In Excess of Five Grams In the Presence of a Minor Second or Subsequent Offense, a class B felony with enhancements, Possession of Methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. If convicted, Garretson faces a maximum of 91 years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

The arrest of Garretson stems from the Keokuk Police Department serving an arrest warrant on Garretson for a probation violation. During the service of the arrest warrant, Officers discovered an active “shake and bake” methamphetamine lab.

The Lee County Attorney’s Office, Keokuk Fire 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.