Cave Jr. set to enter plea on pot charges

Phillip Anthony Cave Jr.

An Ottumwa man facing felony drug charges is set to enter plea negotations next week.

According to Online Court Records, Phillip Anthony Cave Jr., 31, has a plea hearing set for Tuesday, September 4.

Cave is facing one count of Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana and one count of Failure to Affix Drug Tax Stamp.

Phillip Cave Jr. and his father Phillip Wayne Cave Sr. were arrested on July 9, 2013 after an invesitgation headed by the Southeast Iowa Inter-agency Drug Task Force recovered marijuana at a residence on Ottumwa Street in Ottumwa.

Unlike his son, the elder Cave doesn't seem ready to give up the fight.

Cave Sr. has entered a not guilty plea and has a jury trial scheduled for January 13, 2014.

The charges the men face are all Class "D" felonies. The maximum penalty for a "D" felony in Iowa is five years in prison.

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