OPD arrests wanted drug dealer
OTTUMWA, Iowa —
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.