IC man charged after allegedly selling cocaine to an undercover cop

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 5:00 AM

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An Iowa City man has been accused of selling cocaine to an undercover cop.

Juan Vazquez, 39, was charged Jan. 17 and Feb. 21 with controlled-substance violations and Sept. 19 with a tax-stamp violation.

According to Coralville police complaints, on Jan. 17 an undercover officer met with Vazquez and reportedly purchased one eight ball of cocaine for $200 of U.S. currency whose serial numbers had been recorded.  

On Feb. 21, an undercover officer reportedly purchased one ounce of cocaine from Vazquez and paid him $1,100 in U.S. currency.

Most recently, on Sept. 19, members of the Drug Task Force conducted a search with a warrant of Vazquez’s residence, where they allegedly found one ounce of cocaine. He had more than seven grams without the proper tax stamp, the complaint said.

Controlled-substance violation is a Class-C felony. Tax-stamp violation is a Class-D felony.

— by Megan Sanchez

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