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Medical call leads to drug charges for North Liberty man

Police report finding marijuana, ecstasy tablets

NORTH LIBERTY — A medical call in September led to drug charges for a North Liberty man.

According to North Liberty police criminal complaints, around 12:25 a.m. Sept. 13, an officer responded to 710 Fox Valley Dr. — the home of David W. Miner, 33 — for a report of a 4-day-old infant choking. The child’s mother met police outside and led them to the infant.

Police said when the officer entered the home, the baby was breathing on her own and the officer was “met by the overwhelming smell of raw marijuana.”

The Johnson County Drug Task Force was called to the scene and, after obtaining a search warrant, officers searched the home. Police said they found half a pound of marijuana in the garage. Scales, packaging material and a bong also were located in the garage.

Police searched the basement and said they found used marijuana in a desk drawer, along with pipes used to smoke marijuana. Officers also found a fake Arizona tea can in the master bedroom containing four tablets of MDMA, otherwise known as ecstasy, according to reports.

Miner was booked in the Johnson County Jail Tuesday morning, according to jail records. He faces charges of controlled substance violation, an Iowa drug tax stamp violation, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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