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OTTUMWA — An man faces charges involving both legal and illegal drugs after authorities searched an Ottumwa residence.

Charges of possession with intent to deliver more than five grams of methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and two counts of failure to affix a drug tax stamp were filed Monday against Donald Fountain. The criminal complaint said law enforcement searched Fountain’s home on Sunday and found 15.29 grams of methamphetamine, along with “items consistent with the sales and distribution” of drugs.

Authorities also found a container containing “numerous” clonazepam pills, leading to one of the tax stamp charges. Clonazepam is a tranquilizer and is sold under brand names including Klonopin.

The search also found a loaded handgun in a pillowcase. Court papers said Fountain has three prior felony convictions and two convictions for domestic abuse, which prohibit him from owning firearms.

The charges join others already pending against Fountain, who in April was charged with willful injury and witness tampering.

Court records do not indicate an attorney representing Fountain against the new charges.

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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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