Man charged with possession of drug paraphernalia


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An Iowa City man has been charged with intending to distribute a number of drug paraphernalia items out of a backpack.

Matthew Joseph Iglehart, 24, was charged Jan. 7 with possession of a controlled substance and a controlled-substance violation.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, Iglehart was allegedly possessing mushrooms with the intent to distribute them and possessing marijuana on the 900 block of Iowa Avenue.

Iglehart, who had a previous warrant out for his arrest, ran from officers after they approached him, dropping his backpack during the chase. Once he was placed under custody, he admitted to police that the backpack was his, the complaint said.

The backpack contained 14.31 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 2.53 grams of marijuana, a grinder, scale, several glass pipes, and several containers, bags and bottles the complaint said.

Possession of a controlled substance is a serious misdemeanor, and a controlled-substance violation is a Class-C felony.

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