OTTUMWA MAN GUILTY OF DRUG TRAFFICKING AND ILLEGAL FIREARM POSSESSION

Ottumwa man guilty of drug trafficking and illegal firearm possession

An Ottumwa man has been found guilty of possessing a gun for drug trafficking and possessing a firearm by a prohibited person in violation of federal law.  A jury in federal court found 34-year-old Hector Iglesias Tovar guilty after a two day trial.  Evidence included an AR-15 rifle seized from Iglesias Tovar’s residence and a .45 caliber handgun seized from a vehicle he was driving.  Law enforcement also seized 142 grams of meth from the Iglesias Tovar residence.  He had earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth and possession of meth with intent to distribute.  Sentencing is set for June 30.

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