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Ottumwa traffic stop leads to 2 arrests

A Tuesday traffic stop led to the arrest of two Ottumwa residents (Photo: Wapello County Sheriff's Office)

An Ottumwa traffic stop early Tuesday morning has led to the arrest of two Ottumwa residents.

Around 4:30 a.m. officers performed a traffic stop near the intersection of Ferry Street and Chester Avenue. According to a press release issued Tuesday, police found methamphetamine, marijuana and a loaded handgun inside the vehicle.

Ryan Lawrence Gillen, 22, was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver More than 5 Grams of Methamphetamine, Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp, Carrying Weapons and Driving While Barred.

Theresa Lomax, 43, was also arrested Tuesday morning, and charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver More Than Five Grams of Methamphetamine, Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp, Possession of a Firearm by Felon, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Both are still in custody at the Wapello County jail, each on a $25,000 bond.

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