Albia man accused of trying to sell LSD near University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Field House

Man tried to jump into another person's vehicle to sell drugs, police say

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IOWA CITY — An Albia man was found with LSD near the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Field House earlier this year, police said.

According to University of Iowa police criminal complaints, an officer was called to UIHC parking ramp 4 at 2:26 p.m. May 6 for a report of a man jumping into the reporting party’s vehicle and trying to sell them LSD — a hallucinogenic drug. The officer arrived at the ramp and made contact with 27-year-old Nathaniel A. Kaisand.

Police said when they found Kaisand in a vehicle, he had a blue dot on his front teeth and appeared to be “under the influence of something.” Kaisand tried to hide something from the officer as he got out, police said.

When Kaisand got out of the vehicle, police said they discovered a piece of tin foil containing 193 tablets of blue colored paper LSD and two tabs of Klonopin, a prescription used to treat seizures, panic disorder and anxiety. A further search revealed more LSD, bringing the total to 218 tabs or 6.17 grams of the drug.

Police said Kaisand admitted to using LSD and attempting to sell it. He said he traded two tabs of LSD for the Klonopin. That deal took place within 1,000 feet of the Field House, a public swimming pool and recreation center on the University of Iowa campus.

Kaisand has been arrested and faces one count of controlled substance violation, a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison; and possession of certain property, which carries an enhanced penalty for being within 1,000 feet of the public pool and recreation area.

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