Meth Manufacture Investigation Results in Arrests

OTTUMWA – On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, officers from the Iowa State Patrol Tactical Team, Ottumwa Police Department, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Southeast Iowa Inter- Agency Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 230 Northview, in Ottumwa. As a result of the search, items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine were seized from the residence along with a small marijuana manufacture operation.

 

As a result of the investigation, the following people were arrested:

 

Joseph Paul Ward, age 45

Joseph Paul Ward, age 45, of 230 Northview, Ottumwa, was charged with:
• Conspiracy to Manufacture More Than 5 Grams of Methamphetamine, a Class “B” Felony
• Manufacture or Marijuana, Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp, and Child Endangerment, all Class “D” Felonies
• Parole Violation Arrest Warrant (from 2017) original charge of Manufacturing Methamphetamine

 

Brandi Lee Terrebonne, age 37

Brandi Lee Terrebonne, age 37, of 230 Northview, Ottumwa, was charged with:
• Conspiracy to Manufacture More Than 5 Grams of Methamphetamine, a Class “B” Felony
• Child Endangerment, a Class “D” Felony

 

This investigation was initiated after police were alerted that Terrebonne and Ward were purchasing quantities of pseudoephedrine that were more than what people usually purchase. It was also determined that Ward was utilizing an identification card from another person to also make purchases of pseudoephedrine.

 

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.”