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3 arrested in Ottumwa drug bust

An investigation by several law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of three Ottumwa residents.

Lt. Jason Bell from the Southeast Iowa Inter-Agency Drug Task Force says on Monday officers from the Wapello County sheriff’s Department, Ottumwa Police Department, United states Drug Enforcement Administration, Iowa Department of Public Safety Division of Narcotics Enforcement and the Southeast Iowa Inter-Agency Drug task Force executed search warrants at the Brian Dean Rork home located at 438 South Willard.

As a result of the search at Rork’s house officers items consistent with the distribution of controlled substances, firearms, marijuana plants and a DMT clandestine laboratory.

Rork was charged with Possession with the Intent to deliver more than 5 grams of Methamphetamine, Possession of a firearm by a felon, and failure to affix a drug tax stamp.  Rork is being held in the Wapello County jail on a 110 thousand dollar bond.

Lt. Bell says in addition, during the search of Rork’s house officers arrested 24 year old Jose Guadalupe Inocencio and 35 year old George L. Gomez  of Ottumwa.

Officers subsequently obtained  search warrants for the business Tasty Burrito located at 707 Church Street, 1707  Asbury inOttumwa, and at 15739 150th street and a storage unit located in Ottumwa.  During the course of these searches, officers seized approximately 61 pounds of marijuana, 5 pounds of methamphetamine and a large amount of synthetic cannabinoids.

Jose Inocencio and George Gomez were charged with conspiracy to deliver more than 5 grams of meth, conspiracy to deliver marajuana and two counts of failure to affix a drug tax stamp.