Three suspects arrested following drug investigation in Lee, County

LEE Co., Iowa (KWQC) – Three people have been arrested in Lee County for drug trafficking following an investigation by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force.

This stemmed from an investigation into the sale of drugs at a house on the 1600 block of Times Street in Keokuk, Iowa.

Officials say Mark Larsen, 50, of Keokuk, was arrested on December 31. Larsen is charged with two counts of delivering methamphetamine less than five grams, maintaining a drug house, 2nd possession of controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officials say Larsen will also be held under an Illinois arrest warrant for failing to appear on an initial charge of dangerous armed arrest and resistance.

Authorities said Justin Althide, 43, of Warsaw, Ill., Was also arrested on December 31. He is charged with possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is also being held under outstanding warrants for failure to appear and possession of a controlled substance.

The third arrest was for Westley Grace, 31, of Keokuk, Iowa, officials said. Grace was also arrested on December 31 and is charged with a pending warrant for contempt of court for non-payment of fines and aggravated assault.

Lee County SRT, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Keokuk Police Department, Lee County GHOST, Lee County District Attorney’s Office, Narcotics Enforcement Division of the Iowa and the Crisis Negotiation Team assisted the Lee County Narcotics Task Force with this investigation.

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