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

Written by Theresa Rose on June 17, 2015

Derek Alexander Westwater, 30, Keokuk, Iowa was arrested on June 16th, 2015 in the 300 block of Main Street. Westwater is charged with Manufacture of Methamphetamine in Excess of Five Grams Within 1000 Feet of a Public Park Second or Subsequent Offense, a class B felony with enhancements, Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Within 1000 Feet of a Public Park Second or Subsequent Offense, a class C felony with enhancements, Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Within 1000 Feet of a Public Park Second or Subsequent Offense, a class C felony with enhancements, Receipt of a Precursor Substance, a class D felony, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. If convicted, Westwater faces up to 185 years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

The arrest of Westwater stems from a Keokuk Police Officer attempting to serve an arrest warrant on Westwater. Once Westwater was in custody, items that support that charges were discovered.

The Lee County Attorney’s Office 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.