Ottumwa Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Ryan Lawrence Gillen, age 22

OTTUMWA – On Monday, June 11th, 2018, Ryan Lawrence Gillen, age 22, of 902 Center, Ottumwa was arrested on outstanding arrest warrants at 524 Appanoose in Ottumwa.  Gillen’s outstanding arrest warrants were for 3 Counts of Failure to Appear for various court hearings.


After Gillen was arrested, he was found to be in possession of approximately 14 grams of methamphetamine and a quantity of cash.


Gillen was additionally charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver More Than 5 Grams of Methamphetamine, a Class “B” Felony.


Gillen is 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.”