Iowa City man accused of using juvenile to sell marijuana at high school

Police found approximately 1.8 pounds of edible marijuana at his residence

IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man is accused of enlisting a juvenile to help him sell edible marijuana.

According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, officers served a narcotics search warrant at an Iowa Avenue residence on Dec. 13. While searching the residence, police found more than 800 grams — or approximately 1.8 pounds — of an edible form of marijuana. Police said a resident, 22-year-old Christopher J. Wells, was selling the edible marijuana for $15 a piece and using a juvenile — who is not identified in the criminal complaints — to sell the marijuana at a local high school.

Police recovered a digital scale, packaging materials, containers used to store marijuana and notes on buying and selling marijuana from the residence.

Wells told police that another adult helped him develop the recipe for the edible marijuana and that the juvenile helped to sell the marijuana at the high school. He has been arrested and faces charges of using a juvenile to commit an indictable offense, a Class C felony; controlled substance violation, a Class D felony; and Iowa drug tax stamp violation, a Class D felony. If convicted of all three offenses, Wells could spend up to 20 years in prison.


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