Ada man indicted on drug charges

By RYAN DUNN
staff writer
OTTAWA — A Putnam County grand jury has handed up several felony drug charges against an Ada man.
Between January and March, Alberto Gutierrez Jr., 39, allegedly sold large amounts of cocaine and marijuana in Putnam County.
Prosecutors say Gutierrez sold between 27 and 100 grams of cocaine on Feb. 12, and between 20 and 27 grams 12 days later, according to the indictment.
Gutierrez allegedly sold between 1 and 5 kilograms of marijuana on Jan. 22 and March 25, and between 200 grams and 1 kilogram of the drug on Jan. 16, according to the indictment.
The trafficking charges are a first-degree felony, a second-degree felony, two third-degree felonies and a fourth-degree felony.
Gutierrez was also charged with four counts of permitting drug abuse, each a fifth-degree felony. Prosecutors allege he used his Ford Taurus to sell drugs.
The grand jury also filed indictments against two others:
• Larry G. Lamb, 70, of Lima, was charged with theft of firearms and theft from the elderly, each a third-degree felony, and forgery, a fifth-degree felony.
Lamb in April allegedly stole firearms and cash totaling between $7,500 and $150,000 from a man who is about 89 years old. Lamb is also charged with forging the signature of a person serving as power of attorney, according to the indictment.
• Mark Bird, 47, of Continental, was charged with misuse of credit cards, theft from an elderly person, and forgery, felonies of the fifth, third and fifth degree, respectively. Each alleged offense involved a woman who is about 75 years old.
From December to February, Bird allegedly purchased between $1,000 and $7,500 in items with the woman’s credit card. In April, Bird allegedly stole between $1,000 and $7,500 from the woman and forged her name, according to the indictment.
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