Coralville man charged after possessing marijuana

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 5:00 AM

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A Coralville man has been accused of possessing marijuana.

Juan Pizarro, 35, was charged Sept. 13 with a controlled-substance violation.

According to a Coralville police complaint, officers were dispatched to Iowa Lodge, 320 Second St. Apt. 239, after receiving complaints of a parolee allegedly drinking beer and having the smell of burnt marijuana coming from the room.

When Pizarro answered the door, he smelled strongly of burnt marijuana, according to the report . The officer allegedly observed paraphernalia and numerous bags of a green leafy substance, the complaint said.

Pizarro reportedly admitted the substance was marijuana and that it was his.

Controlled substance violation is a Class-D felony.

— by Megan Sanchez

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