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Iowa City police: Man was selling synthetic drugs in Burger King parking lot

Search of his vehicle turned up marijuana, 21 packages of synthetic drugs

IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man is accused of selling synthetic drugs from a Burger King parking lot nearly a year ago.

According to an Iowa City police criminal complaint, on March 30, 2015, a K-9 officer was flagged down by a citizen. That citizen told the officer that he saw a man parked in the parking lot of Burger King, 1445 Boyrum St., who appeared to be selling drugs. The citizen said while he was getting food, he saw multiple people come up to the man’s aqua-colored car.

Police said the K-9 officer responded to the Burger King parking lot and found an aqua-colored Ford Taurus parked there. The officer deployed his K-9 partner who alerted on the Taurus, police said.

A search of the vehicle turned up a small amount of marijuana and 21 packages of synthetic drugs. The driver of the car, 53-year-old Dwane A. Toran, had approximately $300 cash on him, police said.

Toran has been arrested and faces one count of controlled substance violation, an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in prison.

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