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Docuseries filmed in Ottumwa about life of Lori Arnold premieres on Discovery+

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Updated: May. 7, 2021 at 10:18 PM CDT
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) -

Dubbed as the Queen of Meth by many in the Midwest -- Lori Arnold is getting the spotlight to tell her side of an infamous story everyone wants answers to.

In a new docuseries on discovery+ out today, Arnold is speaking out about the high life that landed her in prison for 15 years.

Arnold telling KYOU “I know I’m credited for bringing meth into Ottumwa and yes I guess I was the one that introduced it in such a big scale but at the time I was just enjoying the feeling of helping myself and family and others. I had no clue or idea of how far it would escalate.”

And tonight, members of the community who took part in the docuseries are coming together to see the finished project including Ottumwa-based band Capitan Three-Leg -- whose songs appear throughout the series.

“I was pretty excited because nothing like that has ever happened before,” band member Andy Koettel shared. Lisa Hancock, Arnold’s best friend, says she’s glad her friend can finally tell set the record straight on her own terms. “I thought it was pretty cool though, you know. she gets a lot said and let everybody know how things really were.”

Arnold says she felt compelled to share her experience with drugs due to the nature of the drug world today. “The drug dealers don’t care about their friends or what they are selling and to who. The drugs now a days are killing people,” Arnold shared.

“Kids are dying or killing themselves. I just can’t figure out why someone would sell something that would hurt their friends. All they care about is money. It doesn’t make sense to me that people make drugs out of anything and everything just to make a profit.”

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