Coralville man arrested on drug charges

BY DI STAFF | AUGUST 25, 2011 7:20 AM

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The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an area man on drug charges.

Joseph Barrett, 23, Coralville, was charged Tuesday with two controlled-substance violations and a drug tax-stamp violation.

According to a complaint from the Sheriff’s Office, a state of Iowa narcotics search warrant was served at Barrett’s residence, 2551 Holiday Rd. Apt. E6. Authorities allege that several guns, including a loaded handgun, were located in the same vicinity as numerous bags of marijuana, which totaled 626 grams, and digital scales.

The complaint said officers also located a bag containing a white powdery substance thought to be cocaine. Barrett allegedly admitted the cocaine was his during an interview, and the substance field-tested positive as cocaine.

— by Brittany Till

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