Fayette County authorities have arrested more area residents as a result of the ongoing investigation into illegal drugs in Northeast Iowa.


At about 11pm Friday (Feb. 19), multiple search warrants were used in the search of contraband at two homes in Clermont: one at 401 Union Street and the other at 410 Union Street.
Officers found and seized methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription pills, and drug paraphernalia.
A total of seven people were taken into custody on various drug charges.
Arrested in this latest search:

Kevin McLaughlin. Photo from Fayette County Sheriff

56 year old Kevin Lane McGlaughlin of Clermont, was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Offense, methamphetamine and marijuana, Gathering Where Controlled Substances are used (methamphetamine) all Class D Felonies. McGlaughlin was additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of Prescription, Gathering where Marijuana is Used, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Interference, all Misdemeanors.

Micki Ellis. Photo from Fayette County Sheriff

34 year old Mickie Linn Ellis of Clermont, was arrested and charged with 2 counts Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Offense, methamphetamine and marijuana, Gathering Where Controlled Substances are used (methamphetamine) all Class D Felonies. Ellis was additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of Prescription, Gathering where Marijuana is Used, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Interference, all Misdemeanors.

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Harley Stone. Photo from Fayette County Sheriff

19 year old Harley Davidson Stone was arrested and charged with Gathering where Marijuana is used, a serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Christine Stone. Photo from Fayette County Sheriff

47 year old Christine Sue Stone of Clermont, was arrested and charged with Gathering where Marijuana is used, a serious misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

DeJon Jakes. Photo from Fayette County Sheriff

22 year old De’Jon Maurice Jakes of Clermont, was arrested and charged with Gathering where Marijuana is used, a serious misdemeanor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Interference both simple misdemeanors.

Keith Taylor. Photo from Fayette County Sheriff

57 year old Keith Marlon Taylor of Postville, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Offense Methamphetamine and Gathering where Controlled Substances are Used (Methamphetamine) both Class D Felonies.

Shannon Thompson. Photo from Fayette County Sheriff

And 41 year old Shannon Lee Thompson of Clermont, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Offense Methamphetamine and Gathering where Controlled Substances are Used (Methamphetamine) both Class D Felonies.

Last week, 11 other people were taken into custody following drug busts at two homes in Oelwein.

The Fayette County Sheriff notes that the arrest stem from an ongoing investigation.

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