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Roommates accused of dealing pot out of Iowa City home

One suspect tells police he was 'middle man' for roommate

Lucas Froeschner and Jared Kuddes.
Lucas Froeschner and Jared Kuddes.

IOWA CITY — Two Iowa City men are accused of dealing marijuana.

According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, police executed a search warrant at 805 E. Washington St. — the home of 19-year-old Lucas H. Froeschner and 19-year-old Jared J. Kuddes, Jr. — on March 8. Police said they found smoking devices and 328.4 grams — or .7 pounds — of marijuana in the home.

Police said as they were making entry into the home, Kuddes attempted to flush several ounces of marijuana down a basement toilet.

During an interview with officers, Froeschner said he was a “middle man” for his roommate and described the operation to police, according to criminal complaints. Kuddes admitted to selling marijuana out of the house and took ownership of the marijuana found during the search.

Both men face charges of controlled substance violation and Iowa drug tax stamp violation, both Class D felonies; and keeping a drug house, an aggravated misdemeanor. Kuddes faces an additional charge of obstruction, an aggravated misdemeanor; and Froeschner faces one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.


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