The Ottumwa Courier

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November 26, 2013

Traffic stop turns drug bust for Wapello Co. Sheriffs

EDDYVILLE — The Wapello County Sheriff’s Department initiated a routine traffic stop Monday morning, and the stop proved to be not-so-routine.

Sheriff’s officers stopped the vehicle of Kevin Lynn Galbraith, 36, of Eddyville, and discovered he was driving with a suspended license and operating without vehicle registration. They also found he was in possession of enough methamphetamine to be considered intent to deliver, and he also had marijuana and prescription drugs in his possession.

Galbraith was arrested and charged with operation without registration, driving while suspended, improper use of registration, possession with intent to deliver 5 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver less than 50 kilograms of marijuana and three counts of unlawful possession of a prescription drug.

He was taken to the Wapello County Jail, where he is being held on a $108,000 bond.

— To see reporter Josh Vardaman's Twitter feed, go to @CourierJosh

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