Two Iowa City men face numerous drug charges

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 02, 2011 7:20 AM

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Two Iowa City men face numerous drug charges after Iowa City police executed a narcotics search warrant Aug. 30 on their apartment.

Iowa City police charged the two men — Jacob Newman, 20, and Christopher Smith, 19, who live at 221 Iowa Ave. Apt. 1912 — with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In addition, Newman was charged with permitting the use of a controlled substance in his dwelling, and Smith was charged with permitting a gathering to use drugs.

According to the complaint, police searched the apartment and allegedly located marijuana, a digital scale, money, and drug paraphernalia in the living room of the apartment. In Smith's bedroom, police allegedly found "multiple bongs," as well as a gun safe containing a glass jar with four grams of marijuana inside, numerous knives, and three different firearms.

— by Matt Starns

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