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      Lovers nabbed in Fort Madison meth bust

      Matthew Shipley


      A Fort Madison couple is in jail after their arrest Tuesday of felony and misdemeanor drug charges.


      Matthew Thomas Shipley, 37, of 2706 Ave. L Fort Madison is charged with possession of less than 5 grams of methamphetamine with intent to deliver second or subsequent offense, maintaining a drug house an aggravated misdemeanor, and possession of paraphernalia a simple misdemeanor.


      If convicted he faces up to 32 years and 30 days in a state correctional facility.


      Melissa Dawn Davis, 30, of 4406 Ave. L Fort Madison is charged with possession of paraphernalia a simple misdemeanor.


      If convicted she faces up to 30 days in a state correctional facility.


      The arrest stems from an investigation into the distribution of ice methamphetamine in the Fort Madison area.


      Investigators issued a search warrant on Shipleyâ??s home where items associated with methamphetamine distribution were located along with Shipley and Davis.

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