UI student receives slew of drug charges

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 7:20 AM

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Iowa City police charged a UI student after allegedly finding marijuana, LSD, prescription pills and drug paraphernalia in his apartment.

Benjamin Nadler, 20, 220 Lafayette Apt. 202, was charged Aug. 22 with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of LSD, and keeping a drug house.

According to police complaints, officers conducted a consent search of Nadler’s apartment at 1 a.m. March 3 during which they allegedly located marijuana, lysergic acid diethylamide (commonly known as LSD, an hallucinogenic schedule I controlled substance), prescription drugs, and marijuana smoking devices. Officers also located a small amount of cash, complaints said.

Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute is a Class-D felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a fine of $7,500.

Possession of LSD (first offense) is a serious misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of $1,875.

Keeping a drug house is an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in jail and a fine of $6,250.

— by Matt Starns

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