Ottumwa Man Arrested After Drug Bust


An Ottumwa man faces numerous charges after a search by multiple law enforcement entities.

45-year-old Tyson Michael Faoro was charged with the following:

 Distribution of a Controlled Substance to a Person Under Age 18, a Class “B” Felony
 Use of Person Under Age 18 In Drug Trade, a Class “C” Felony
 Possession with the Intent to Deliver Marijuana, (within 1,000 feet of a school) a Class “D” Felony
 Possession with the Intent to Deliver THC Extracts, a Class “D” Felony
 Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp, a Class “D” Felony

According to Lieutenant Jason Bell of the Ottumwa Police Department, on June 22, officers from the police department, the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office, and the Southeast Iowa Inter-Agency Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 515 Ray Street, in Ottumwa regarding a drug investigation.

The search uncovered distribution quantities of marijuana, THC concentrates, and items consistent with the distribution of drugs. Controlled substances were also found inside the bedroom of a juvenile also residing at the residence, according to a press release.

On July 10 at 1:49 AM, a second search warrant was executed at the same residence to find the suspect in the case. Faoro was found and he was arrested.

Faoro is currently in the Wapello County Jail where his bail has been set at $50,000.

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