Three men are facing charges after a police search in an apartment in Iowa City led to the seizure of approximately pounds of marijuana and thousands of dollars. Local police obtained a state narcotics warrant and searched a Johnson St. home on Feb. 27. There, they claim that they discovered $25,000 in cash as well as more than two pounds of marijuana. Police also say that they found pills in the apartment, including Xanax, methadone and Adderall. During the search, two men in the apartment were arrested.
In Iowa, like in many regions of the country and the world, possession of controlled substances may be a criminal offense. Depending on the type of substance a person has as well as the quantity in their possession, people could be charged with serious misdemeanors or felonies, and they could face penalties ranging from fines to prison time.
On Jan. 19, police in Iowa spotted a vehicle being driven at 60 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. This took place at about 7:37 p.m near the 1400 block of West Broadway. When police made contact with the man, it was noted that he was slurring his speech and had bloodshot eyes. Furthermore, the vehicle smelled like alcohol. A Breathalyzer test revealed that the man had a blood alcohol content of .207 percent.
An Iowa man was arrested on drug charges on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, as he traveled to Storm Lake. The Iowa Division of Narcotics and Cherokee County Sheriff's Department advised local police in Storm Lake that the 36-year-old man from Quimby was traveling to a business in town. There were reportedly warrants issued for the man from several counties in the state, indicating that he had a history of violence and was likely to be armed.
In Iowa, OWIs are taken very seriously. Those who are on the roads while intoxicated put themselves and others at risk. Since that's the case, there's a potential that you could face serious penalties if you're caught drinking and driving or driving under the influence of drugs.