Fayette County authorities have arrested 2 Northeast Iowa men, on separate illegal drug charges.

Both incidents happened Saturday night (Aug. 29).

The first arrest took place at about 7:30pm, when deputies took 54 year old Donald Johll of Independence, into custody on a Fayette County warrant for a Controlled Substance Violation. The charge is from a search warrant that was executed on a vehicle that Johll was occupying in January of this year (2020).

Johll was held in the Fayette County jail on $25,000 cash bond.

The second arrest happened at about 9pm, near an intersection at 9358 Hemlock Road, east of Fayette.

Joseph McMurrin. Photo from Vinelink
Joseph McMurrin. Photo from Vinelink

The sheriff received a report of a trespasser. Deputies found the vehicle occupied by 32 year old Joseph McMurrin of Waucoma.

After an interview, he was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Offense- Marijuana. McMurrin was held until his initial court appearance.

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