Local Drug Arrests

After being chased on foot by Burlington Police, 37-year-old Wilson Porter of Burlington was arrested on several drug charges.

Authorities were called to 616 Franklin Street yesterday in regards to a suspicious person entering a vacant house. When police got there, the man ran, but was captured. Inside the home were materials used to make meth. Porter is being held in the Des Moines County Jail and has been charged with manufacturing meth, possession of meth precursors:lithium, possession of drug paraphernalia, providing false identification, and probation violation. His bond is $100,000, pending a court appearance. Additional arrests are anticipated.


There was also another person arrested yesterday on drug charges according to the Fort Madison Police Department Arrest Log. 28-year-old James Huett of Burlington has been charged with 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.