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OPD arrests wanted drug dealer

Wesley Allen Gridley, 36, of Ottumwa/Wapello County Jail

A wanted Ottumwa drug dealer was arrested Monday for violating his parole.

Ottumwa police say 36-year-old Wesley Allen Gridley was wanted by the United States Marshall’s Office.

Lt. Jason Bell told KTVO Gridley was doing time for distributing heroin, when he left a halfway house in Des Moines last month.

Police executed a search warrant Monday at a house on Ray Street in Ottumwa, where they found Gridley hiding in the basement.

Gridley was arrested on his outstanding federal arrest warrant, and additionally charged with Delivering Less than 5 Grams of Methamphetamine within 1,000 Feet of a School, a Class C Felony.

Another man at the house -- 50-year-old Rodney Allen Schnoor, also of Ottumwa, was arrested and charged with Accessory After the Fact.

Gridley is still in custody at the Wapello County Jail on a $10,000 bond. Schnoor was released from custody Tuesday morning.

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