Two Arrested in Drug Cases

The Lee County Narcotics Task Force reports the arrest of Christopher Farnett of St. Paul IA, and Brett Montgomery of Fort Madison IA on felony drug charges.

Christopher Farnett, 40, of St. Paul, Iowa was arrested on February 28th, 2019 in West Point IA by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Farnett’s mugshot.- SUBMITTED PHOTO

Farnett is charged with aiding and abetting to the delivery of more than five grams of methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a public park, class B felony. If convicted Peak faces up to 30 years in a state correctional facility.

In an unrelated case, Brett A. Montgomery was arrested on March 3rd, 2019 by the Keokuk Police Department.

Montgomery’s mugshot.- SUBMITTED PHOTO

Montgomery is charged with delivery of less than 5 grams of MDMA, a class C felony. If convicted Montgomery faces up to 10 years in a state correctional facility.

The arrest of Montgomery and Farnett stems from an investigation by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force into allegations that they were involved in the distribution of illegal drugs in the Lee County area.

The Lee County Attorney’s Office, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Keokuk Police Department assisted the Lee County Narcotics Task Force in this investigation.

The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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.