Ottumwa Man Found Guilty of Federal Gun and Drug Charges

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An Ottumwa man awaits sentencing after being found guilty of gun and drug charges in federal court on Wednesday.

According to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa, 34-year-old Hector Ramon Iglesias Tovar was found guilty of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person in violation of federal law.

Authorities recovered an AR-15 rifle from Iglesias Tovar’s residence as well as a .45 handgun from his vehicle. Additionally, law enforcement seized 142 grams of methamphetamine.

Iglesias Tovar faces up to five years to life for the possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking charge and up to 10 years for the charge of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person in violation of federal law. Igelsias Tovar also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Iglesias Tovar is scheduled to be sentenced on June 30th.

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