LEE HERMISTON • IOWA CITY PRESS-CITIZEN– Police arrested Ronald McDonald for possession of marijuana and allowing others to use drugs at his residence on Sunday.
According to police, officers responded to the 44-year-old’s residence, 2023 Taylor Dr. at 5:43 after receiving a report of a suspicious odor. Outside McDonald’s residence, officers could smell a strong odor or marijuana coming from the residence.
Further investigation revealed a quantity of marijuana and other drug use paraphernalia, police said. Officers interviewed McDonald and other people present and were given consent to search the McDonald house. Upon searching the residence, officers found a jar containing marijuana residue in McDonald’s room.
Police said McDonald admitted to smoking some marijuana located in the kitchen, as well.
McDonald was charged with possession of marijuana and permitting a gathering for the use of drugs.
Also charged Sunday were Deandre Lamar Ronald Irby, 18, of 2021 Taylor Dr., and Sven Micheal Jones Hovland, 20, of 1808 Rochester Ct. Police said Irby admitted to smoking marijuana at the residence. He was charged with possession of marijuana.
According to police, Hovland had marijuana a scale, ledgers, a pipe and cash in his possession. Police said Hovland admitted to providing the marijuana for the gathering and selling marijuana. He was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.