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Two Arrested on Marijuana Charges

On January 22, 2014, a search warrant was executed by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 308 South14th Street in Fairfield, Iowa. This search warrant was done as a culmination of an ongoing investigation into illegal drugs being distributed at that residence. Under supervision of law enforcement, a concerned citizen had made controlled purchases of marijuana from that residence several times.

At the time the search warrant was executed, several items were seized from the home including marijuana, scales, packaging material consistent with what controlled purchases of marijuana had been made in, and drug paraphernalia, along with $810 in U.S. Currency.

On January 27, 2014 Derrick Cook Maynard and Megan Marie Reid, both of 308 South 14th Street, Fairfield, Iowa were arrested. Derrick Cook Maynard was charged with 3 counts of Delivery of Marijuana, a Class D felony, and Possession With Intent to Deliver Marijuana, a class D felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison on each count and a fine of up to $7,500 on each count. Megan Marie Reid was charged with Possession of Marijuana, a serious misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,875. They both were also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $650 fine.

Parties and agencies assisting with this investigation were the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Reserve, and the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office.

A criminal charge is only an accusation and the Defendants are presumed innocent until and if found guilty by a jury.