Marijuana Charges Dropped Against Ronald McDonald

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​Charges have been dismissed against Ronald McDonald and another Iowa City man charged with possession of marijuana in February.

Police went to McDonald’s home on February 14 after a snitch called in to report a “suspicious smell.” Officers claimed they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the residence.
Police claimed they found “a quantity” of marijuana “and other drug use paraphernalia” in the home. A jar containing “marijuana residue” was also supposedly found in McDonald’s room, and he admitted to smoking marijuana, police claimed.
McDonald was charged with possession of marijuana and “permitting a gathering for the use of drugs.” Yeah, pot parties seem to be specifically against the law in Iowa, folks. No McBong hits for you!

Also charged were Deandre L.R. Irby and Sven M.J. Hovland, both of whom make me feel inadequate for only having one middle initial. Hovland was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver after police found marijuana, a scale, ledgers, a pipe and cash in his possession.
On Aug. 5, the court dismissed the charges against both McDonald and Irby, reports Lee Hermiston of the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Phone numbers could not be found for either of them, and they could not be reached for comment.
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