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BY DI STAFF | JANUARY 20, 2015 5:00 AM

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Man faces drug charge

Authorities have accused an Ainsworth, Iowa, man of possessing and distributing marijuana.

Deon Johnson, 23, was charged with controlled-substance violation on Sep. 6, 2014.

According to online court documents, Johnson was driving a vehicle with a broken brake light. He was stopped for the violation. Upon approaching Johnson’s vehicle, the officer was reportedly able to smell marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

A K9 smelled the vehicle and confirmed that there was marijuana inside the vehicle.

Upon further inspection, the officer allegedly found a glass jar with 58 grams of marijuana, 180 sandwich bag boxes, and a digital scale.

Controlled-substance violation is a Class-D felony.

IC man charged with mischief, burglary

Authorities have accused an Iowa City man of burglarizing and causing damage to an apartment.

David Parsons, 29, was charged with second-degree criminal mischief and third-degree burglary on Jan. 16.

According to online court documents, Parsons kicked in the door to an apartment and continued to cause further damage once he was inside.

While inside the apartment, Parsons reportedly broke a television, a toilet seat, a door jam, and a window.

Parsons allegedly admitted to his actions to the police, saying they were a result of his anger at his brother for dating his ex-girlfriend. Parsons also admitted to being intoxicated.

The total cost of the damage was $1,170.

Second-degree criminal mischief and third-degree burglary are both Class-D felonies.

Area man charged with 3rd OWI

Authorities have accused a North Liberty man of driving while intoxicated.

Heath Janssen, 35, was charged with a third-offense OWI on Jan 16.

According to online court documents, an officer observed Janssen driving recklessly. The officer followed Janssen and ran his license plate number, which revealed that Janssen had previous been charged with driving while intoxicated.

Once the officer stopped Janssen, he smelled a strong odor of alcohol. Janssen also allegedly had blood shot eyes and failed his sobriety tests.

Janssen blew a .166.

Third-offense OWI is a Class-D felony.

— by Alyssa Guzman

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