Local man charged with possession

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 18, 2013 5:00 AM

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A man has been accused of possessing numerous prescription drugs not prescribed to him.

Jason Hardy, 30, address unknown, was charged Oct. 23 two counts of subsequent-offense possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of prescription drugs.

According to a North Liberty police complaint, on Oct. 23, Hardy was arrested for possessing a Lorazepam pill in his pocket.

In an interview, he admitted to possessing further narcotics at his home but denied consent to search.

Officer obtained a searched warrant, and found an unlabeled pill bottle containing three amphetamine and dextroamphetamine pills.

Hardy admitted to not having a prescription for this; it is a Schedule II controlled substance.

Hardy has been convicted for possession on Nov. 31, 2011, Oct. 8, 2012, and Sept. 14, 2012.

The officer who wrote the complaint said attempt at contact has been made for Hardy to turn himself in, but no response was made.

Subsequent-offense possession of a controlled substance is a Class-D felony. Unlawful possession of prescription drugs is a serious misdemeanor.

— by Megan Sanchez

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