OTTUMWA — Luna, the Wapello County Sheriff’s Department’s canine, is being credited with finding methamphetamine that led to multiple charges.

The investigation began when Deputy Seth Hobbs and Luna found 28 grams of methamphetamine during a check on a vehicle in rural Wapello County. The investigation begun by that search led to the seizure of approximately 3.5 pounds of methamphetamine, more than $35,000 in cash, two vehicles and multiple firearms.

The arrests followed in November. David Wayne Lemley, 57, 311 N. Jefferson St., Ottumwa, is charged with possession with intent to deliver more than five grams of methamphetamine, a Class B felony, and failure to affix a drug tax stamp, a Class D felony.

Hector Ramon Iglesias-Tobar, 33, 521 N. Johnson St., Ottumwa, faces both of those charges as well as carrying weapons, an aggravated misdemeanor.

The felony charges carry the potential for up to 30 years in prison.

Matt Milner can be reached at mmilner@ottumwacourier.com and followed on Twitter @mwmilner

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Managing Editor

Matt Milner currently serves as the Courier's Managing Editor. Milner is a trained weather spotter and is usually outside if there are storms. He joined the Courier in 2002.

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