UI student faces drug charges

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 27, 2012 6:30 AM

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A University of Iowa student has been charged with possession of a package containing numerous marijuana-based food items.

Paul DeMent, 19, 508 Slater, was charged Tuesday with a controlled-substance violation and failure to affix a drug tax stamp.

According to the University of Iowa police complaint, a package addressed to DeMent was taken by UI police and allegedly discovered to contain numerous marijuana-based food items.

DeMent took possession of the package during a controlled delivery, and during a follow-up interview he admitted to allegedly assembling the items in the package and sending himself the package while on vacation in Colorado.

According to the complaint, the weight of all the substances containing marijuana exceeded 900 grams.

A controlled-substance violation is a Class-D felony.

Failure to affix a tax stamp is a Class-D felony.

— by Jordyn Reiland

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