Coralville man accused of selling marijuana to minors

Kate Pixley, News Reporter

Authorities have accused a  Coralville man of  selling marijuana to juveniles.

Keasten Boyer, 20, was charged with drug distribution to a person under 18, failure to affix drug stamp, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the arrest affidavit, Boyer met with two juveniles with the intention to sell them marijuana. The juveniles paid Boyer with two fake $100 bills.

The marijuana was disposed of, the affidavit said, but Boyer was able to recover it. At Boyer’s apartment, officers allegedly found 28 grams of marijuana and a scale used to weigh marijuana. The drugs were not affixed with the proper stamp.

Drug distribution to a person under 18 is a Class-B felony. Failure to affix drug stamp is a Class-D felony.

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that Boyer had 28 ounces of marijuana, rather than 28 grams. The DI regrets the error.