For the past several months the Southeast Iowa Narcotic Task Force has been investigating a drug trafficking organization distributing Crack Cocaine and Heroin in and around the Burlington, Iowa area.
On October 3, 2023, a traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle that Laquese Murphy was driving. Detectives executed a search warrant on the vehicle and found a significant amount of Crack Cocaine and Heroin.
Laquese Murphy was arrested for Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine , (Class C Felony), Possession of Heroin with Intent to Delivery (Class B Felony) and two counts of Fail to Affix Drug Tax Stamp (Class D Felony). A passenger in the vehicle, Corsha Williams, was also charged with Possession of Controlled Substance – Marijuana (Serious Misdemeanor).
The Southeast Iowa Narcotics Task Force was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Lee County Narcotics Task Force.
This investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are anticipated.
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.