The Lee County Narcotics Task Force reports the arrest of two Keokuk men and two Keokuk women on misdemeanor drug charges.

Written by Theresa Rose on July 6, 2015

Duke Kevin Crowell, 51, Kathy Sue Crowell, 47, Chad Lawrence Stark, 25, all of 1813 Bank Street in Keokuk, and Lindsay Leeann Riddle, 29, of 1412 Des Moines Street, Keokuk, Iowa were arrested on July 2nd, 2015 at the Keokuk Police Department. Chad Stark and Kathy Crowell were both charged with Maintaining a Drug House, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. If convicted, Kathy Crowell and Chad Stark face up to two years in a state correctional facility. Duke Crowell is charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor, and Maintaining a Drug House, an aggravated misdemeanor. Duke Crowell faces up to 3 years in a state correctional facility, if convicted. Lindsay Riddle is charged with Maintaining a Drug House, an aggravated misdemeanor, Possession of a Controlled Substance, a serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. If convicted, Riddle faces up to three years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

The arrests of all four individuals stem from an investigation by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force into allegations that they were involved in the use and distribution of illegal narcotics in the Lee County area. A search warrant was served in connection with this case and items that support the charges were discovered.

The Lee County Attorney’s Office, Keokuk Police Department, Iowa State Penitentiary Canine Unit, 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.