Numerous Drug Arrests in Keokuk

Four Keokuk men and two Keokuk women have been arrested on drug charges, in separate busts this week.

Derek Westwater tried to run from police, but was caught in the 1000 block of Main Street. He was served with a number of warrants for buying more than the legal limit of pseudophedrine, one of the ingredients used to make meth, and a parole violation from Missouri. He could get up to two years in prison.

In another incident, Lee County’s Narcotics Task Force arrested 24-year-old Trent Kindhart, 30-year-old Virginia Kruse, and 23-year-old Brandon James, all of 950 Johnson Street Road Apartment A1. They were charged with Maintaining a Drug House, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Conspiracy to Manufacture more than Five Grams of Meth within the Presence of a Minor. If convicted of all three counts, James, Kruse, and Kindhart could each be sentenced to more than 32 years in prison.

The last arrests made by the Lee County Narcotics Take Force were at the home of 27-year-old Joseph Dunne and 22-year-old Setawndra Quayle on 925 Exchange Street in Keokuk. Dunne has been charged with Manufacture of Methamphetamine in Excess of Five GRams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Maintaing a Drug House. He faces up to 28 years in prison. Quayle is charged with Maintaining a Drug House. If convicted she faces 2 years in prison.

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