OTTUMWA — After officers stopped a vehicle for driving over a curb, they located methamphetamine and charged an Ottumwa man.
Richard Lean Eidson Jr., 48, of Ottumwa, was charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, a class B felony; failure to affix drug tax stamp, a class D felony; and driving while barred, an aggravated misdemeanor.
The Ottumwa Police Department attempted to pull over Eidson in the 500 block of Minneopa Avenue on Tuesday morning, but they said the driver fled on foot before they could. According to court filings, police said Eidson would eventually return to the vehicle and was identified by law enforcement.
Police located a methamphetamine pipe and 52.9 grams of methamphetamine inside of two bags.
Bond was set for $25,000.