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Drug Task Force Arrests Felon Currently on Parole

By Melissa Lambrecht, March 06, 2018

(Press Release) – On Monday, March 5th, 2018, at approximately 8:30 a.m., members of the Ottumwa Police Department, Wapello County Sheriff’s Department, and the Southeast Iowa Inter-Agency Drug Task executed a search warrant at 616 N. Green Street in Ottumwa.

The Ottumwa Police Department’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) was utilized to secure the residence.  As a result of the search, officers seized 2 handguns, methamphetamine, THC concentrates, and evidence relating to the use and distribution of controlled substances.

Police arrested Lorenzo Gabriel Langarcia, age 24, of 616 N. Green, with the following:

  • Possession with the Intent to Deliver more than 5 Grams of Methamphetamine, a Class “B” Felony
  • Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp, a Class “D” Felony
  • Dominion/Control of a Firearm by a Felon, a Class “D” Felony
  • Prohibited Acts- Possession of THC (Enhanced), an Aggravated Misdemeanor

Langarcia is currently being held in the Wapello County Jail with no bond.



Please note the following pursuant to recent Supreme Court rulings:   “A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.”

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