Traffic Stop On An Iowa City Man Wanted On An Assault Warrant Results In Drug Charges

Wagswoofs – An Iowa City man, who was wanted for assault, was arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning. During a routine traffic stop, law enforcement officers discovered crystal methamphetamine in his possession.

Larry Johnson, a 42-year-old resident of Taylor Drive, was stopped at the intersection of Sand Road and 520th Street due to a malfunctioning plate lights on his vehicle. During the routine check of records, a warrant for his arrest was discovered. Subsequently, the sheriff’s deputy requested Johnson to exit the vehicle.

During the pat-down, authorities discovered a bag concealed in his pant leg, which contained approximately 34 grams of a crystalline substance. The bag also contained 17 smaller baggies, each holding 2 ounces, indicating that the substance was packaged for distribution.

Johnson faced charges related to two separate incidents. In November, he was charged with Assault while Displaying a Dangerous Weapon. In addition, he was charged with a Class B Controlled Substance violation and Failure to Affix Drug Stamp during a traffic stop on Thursday.

If Johnson is found guilty of all the charges against him, he could face a maximum prison sentence of 32 years.

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