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Keokuk couple face drug charges

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Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014 12:00 pm

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

Dollie Jean Holmes, 46, and Matthew Leroy Stice, 40, both of 310 California Avenue, Keokuk, were arrested on January 2nd, 2014 at their residence on felony and misdemeanor drug charges. Stice is charged with Possession of Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor, Possession of Methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor, Maintaining a Drug House, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Manufacture of Methamphetamine in Excess of Five Grams Within 1000 Feet of a Public Park. If convicted, Stice faces up to 33 years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

Dollie Holmes was also arrested in connection with this investigation. Holmes is charged with Maintaining a Drug House, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Aiding and Abetting the Manufacture of Methamphetamine in Excess of Five Grams Within 1000 Feet of a Public Park. If convicted, Holmes faces up to 32 years in a state correctional facility.

The arrests of Holmes and Stice stem from an investigation into allegations that they were involved in manufacturing methamphetamine in the Lee County area. Holmes was arrested in May at the same residence for charges related to the manufacture of methamphetamine and is currently on probation for those charges.

The Lee County Attorney’s Office, the Eighth Judicial District of Probation and Parole, and the Keokuk Police Department 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.

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