A Waukee man awaits trial after an October search of his residence disclosed more than four ounces of methamphetamine.
Todd Thomas Ofelt, 55, of 1033 Collins Dr., Waukee, was charged with controlled substance violation, failure to affix drug stamp, unlawful possession of prescription drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The incident occurred about 9:30 a.m. Oct. 16 in the 1000 block of Collins Drive in Waukee, where an officer of the Waukee Police Department executed a search warrant.
The search disclosed “a small, red, zip-up pouch” that “contained two zip-lock bags with a white, crystalline substance,” and “one bag contained approximately 106 grams of the substance, and the other contained approximately 11 grams of the substance,” according to court records.
The crystalline substance field tested positive for methamphetamine.
A “small digital scale and a handwritten note, containing a list of names and phone
numbers,” were also found, according to court records.
Ofelt is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $25,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for trial March 29 in Dallas County District Court.
Offelt was convicted of first-offense possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine in 2018 in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of unlawful possession of prescription drug in 2018 in Dallas County District Court. He was convicted of second-offense possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine in 2019 in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of two counts of controlled substance violation in 2020 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.