University of Iowa WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, the Hawkeyes’ all-time leading receiver and projected by some to be a 5th or 6th round NFL draft pick, was charged yesterday by Iowa City authorities with maintaining a drug house. A well-stocked drug house, at that. From the Iowa Press-Citizen’s Lee Hermiston :
According to police documents, Iowa City Police Street Crimes investigators were conducting a drug investigation on Johnson-Koulianos’ roommate, 21-year-old Brady C. Johnson. Police served a search warrant at the residence they shared at 1128 E. Washington St. at 1:50 p.m. Inside, officers allegedly found marijuana, more than $3,000 cash, a digital scale and other items used in the sale of drugs.
Police said they found cocaine, small quantities of marijuana and Pamoate, Diazepam, Hydromorphone Hydrochloride and Zolpidem Tartrate pills in Johnson-Koulianos’ bedroom. Pamoate is one of the two formations of Hydroxyzine, an antihistamine used to treat mild anxiety, insomnia, motion-sickness, itching and allergies and is known as an effective sedative and tranquilizer. Diazepam is used to treat anxiety, insomnia and seizures. Hydromorphone Hydrochloride is a narcotic analgesic which Johnson-Koulianos allegedly told officers he takes to help with pain, according to police. Zolpidem Tartrate is used to treat insomnia.
Johnson-Koulianos did not have a prescription for the various drugs.
Police said Johnson-Koulianos admitted to smoking marijuana and said he smoked within a day of his arrest. Johnson-Koulianos also admitted to using cocaine and the prescription pills, police said. Johnson-Koulianos said he “gets (the pills) from friends,” according to the criminal complaint.