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      Pseudoephedrine purchase leads to Fort Madison arrest

      A Fort Madison man is charged with felony and misdemeanor drug charges.

      Thomas Scott Murphy, 28, of Fort Madison, was arrested Thursday at 3023 Avenue K in Fort Madison.

      He's charged with receipt of a precursor and purchase of more than one package of pseudoephedrine in a 24 hour period.

      He faces up to 15 years in prison.

      The arrest stems from an investigation that revealed that Murphy used false information to obtain prescription drugs, the Lee County Narcotics Task Force said.