Two Fairfield men arrested on felony drug charges
A traffic stop made by a Fairfield policeman Wednesday morning resulted in the arrest of two Fairfield men on felony drug charges.
Arrested were Rafael Israel Taylor McAnally, age 26, and Daniel Diaz Gonzalez, age 33, both of 306 W. Broadway Ave.
According to a press release from the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office, based on the stop of McAnally’s vehicle and items found in the vehicle, he was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, which is a serious misdemeanor, and driving under suspension, which is a simple misdemeanor.
Also, based on items found in the vehicle, a search warrant was obtained and executed at McAnally’s residence.
During the execution of the search warrant, several items were discovered leading to McAnally being charged with conspiracy to deliver more than 5 grams of ice methamphetamine, which is a Class B felony, a drug tax stamp violation, which is a Class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, which is a simple misdemeanor.
Gonzalez also was charged with conspiracy to deliver more than 5 grams of ice methamphetamine, which is a Class B felony, a drug tax stamp violation, which is a Class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, which is a simple misdemeanor.
McAnally and Gonzales were being held in the Jefferson County Jail, each on a $100,000 bond.
Jefferson County Attorney Tim Dille issued a reminder that a criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Assisting in the investigation were the Fairfield Police Department, Fairfield Fire Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Jefferson County and Fairfield Police Department Special Response Team, the Southeast Iowa Interagency Drug Task Force and the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office.