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      Drug task force takes down father and son

      Phillip Anthony Cave Jr

      Two Ottumwa men are in jail after being busted for marijuana.

      Officers executed a search warrant at 539 Ottumwa Street Tuesday morning and seized items consistent with the distribution of controlled substances.

      Phillip Cave Sr., 60, and his son, Phillip Cave Jr., 30, were both arrested and charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute and failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp.

      Cave Jr. was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for parole violation and is being held in the Wapello County Jail without bond.

      Complete press release from the Ottumwa Police Department

      PRESS RELEASE:

      Sgt. Jason Bell

      Date: July 9, 2013

      On Tuesday morning, July 9, 2013, officers from the Ottumwa Police Department??s Emergency Response Team, Iowa Department of Public Safety Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Ottumwa Police Department, Oskaloosa Police Department, and the Southeast Iowa Inter-Agency Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant at 539 Ottumwa Street, in Ottumwa.

      As a result of the search, officers seized items consistent with the distribution of controlled substances. The following people were arrested as a result of the search:

      Phillip Wayne Cave Sr., age 60, was arrested and charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp, both Class ??D?? Felonies.

      Phillip Anthony Cave Jr., age 30, was arrested and charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp, both Class ??D?? Felonies. Phillip Cave Jr. was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for his arrest for Parole Violation and is being held in the Wapello County Jail without bond.

      Please note the following pursuant to recent Supreme Court rulings:

      A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.