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Two nabbed by drug task force

April 12, 2017 GMT

A Fort Madison man and a Warsaw, Ill. man face misdemeanor drug charges after being arrested by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force in separate incidents.

Gary Lee Swanson Jr., 29, of 3421 Ave. N #110, Fort Madison, was arrested at 3101 Ave. O, Fort Madison, on misdemeanor drug warrants. Swanson is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor; and maintaining a drug house, an aggravated misdemeanor.

If convicted, Swanson faces up to 2 years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

The arrest of Swanson stems from an investigation by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force into allegations that Swanson was involved in the use of illegal drugs in the Fort Madison area. A search warrant was served earlier this year in connection to this investigation and items that support the charges were discovered.

In an unrelated case, Bradley Mitchell Longenecker, 47, of 612 Main St., Warsaw, was arrested on March 31, in the 2100 block of Exchange Street in Keokuk, on misdemeanor drug warrants. Longenecker is charged with possession of methamphetamine, second or subsequent offense, an aggravated misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.

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If convicted, Longenecker faces up to 2 years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.

The Lee County Attorney’s Office, Fort Madison Police Department, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa State Penitentiary K9 Unit and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Lee County Narcotics Task Force in this investigation.

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.