Iowa City man accused of methamphetamine possession


Ben Smith

Iowa City and University of Iowa police respond to loud bangs at Currier Residence Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.

Kate Pixley, News Reporter

Authorities have accused an Iowa City man of possessing methamphetamine.

Irving Howard, 43, address unknown, was charged Dec. 6 with third-offense possession of a controlled substance.

According to an arrest affidavit, Howard was involved in a fight at the Spin City Laundromat. Officers arrived on the scene to investigate, and they reportedly observed Howard reaching into his backpack to retrieve an asthma inhaler and noticed a syringe.

Howard admitted that the syringe was used to inject methamphetamine, the affidavit said. A search of the backpack yielded a small amount of methamphetamine. A small travel bag belonging to Howard contained a small amount of marijuana and more syringes.

Third-offense possession of a controlled substance is a Class-D felony.