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Coralville man found with pot, ecstasy

Suspected cocaine, crack and meth also discovered

Gregory M.T. Jackson
Gregory M.T. Jackson

IOWA CITY — Police said they found an assortment of drugs on a Coralville man when responding to an assault early Sunday morning.

Police detained Gregory M.T. Jackson, 29, at 1:09 a.m. as part of an assault investigation at Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., according to Iowa City police criminal complaints.

Police said that while officers were moving Jackson to a squad car, he tried to hand off a fanny pack that had been slung across his body. Officers stopped him from doing that and fleeing the scene.

He was arrested after trying to run from the officers, prompting a search of the fanny pack. Police said they found marijuana, ecstasy and what appeared to be powdered cocaine, crack cocaine and meth.

The drugs were sent to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation for testing.

Jackson faces charges of controlled substance violation, a Class B felony; controlled substance violation, a Class D felony; Iowa drug tax stamp violation, a Class D felony; and interference with official acts, a simple misdemeanor.

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