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Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of 2 Subjects with Stolen Property & Narcotics

Post Date:01/19/2018 3:29 PM

Odessa Police arrested Nicholas Howell, date of birth 01/10/1993, on 1-19-18 at approximately 1305 hours for Theft of Property “State Jail Felony”. Odessa Police also arrested Joe Ellenburg, date of birth 06/28/1986, on 1-19-18 at approximately 1303 hours for Possession of Methamphetamine “State Jail Felony”.

While patrolling the 2600 block of Newell Road, an OPD officer observed a gray 2018 Toyota Tundra parked on a residential driveway. A computer check revealed that the listed vehicle had been reported stolen. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, OPD detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence.

Officers made contact with two subjects at the residence, identified as Howell and Ellenburg. Howell was found to be in possession of a black Toyota Tundra key belonging to the stolen vehicle. Ellenburg was found to be in possession of bag of methamphetamine and meth pipe. Both subjects were charged and arrested accordingly.

Nicholas Howell          Joe Ellenburg
            Nicholas Howell (2017 Photo)                               Joe Ellenburg (2012 Photo)

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