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Telephone Scam in Lee County

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The Lee County Community is the target of a telephone scam. According to the Sheriff’s Office, citizens are receiving phone calls from a person claiming to be with the IRS. The citizen is told that the officer is attempting to collect unpaid taxes, and will come to their residence to arrest them if the taxes are not paid. This scam is also occurring in Missouri. The call originates from 585-697-3579. Continue Reading →

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Keokuk Meth Bust

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Two Keokuk residents were arrested Monday on felony and misdemeanor drug charges. 29-year-old Christopher Matous and 21-year-old Eryn Eppel, of 3014 7th Street, Apt #2 in Keokuk were arrested at their home. Eppel has been charged with Conspiracy to Manufacture Meth in Excess of Five Grams and Maintaining a Drug House. If convicted, Eppel faces 27 years in prison. Matous was also arrested on those same charges in addition to Possession with Intent to Deliver Meth Less Than Five Grams (second or subsequent offense) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Continue Reading →

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