Four Iowa City Men Arrested in Undercover Drug Bust

A marijuana plant grows in a closet of Ricky's apartment in Southern California, July 30, 2102. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/MCT)


By Katie Stinson

CORALVILLE, Iowa - An undercover deal involving nine pounds of pot led to the arrest of four men in Johnson County.

It started when 36-year-old Daniel Louis, of Iowa City, ordered the marijuana from Colorado, investigators said. But it was undercover agents from the Johnson County Drug Task Force who delivered the pot to him Monday at a Coralville Hotel, then arrested him.

Police also arrested Grant Mehmen, 23, when he arrived at the The Holiday Inn Hotel, 1220 First Avenue in Coralivlle, to pick up the marijuana. Authorities then got a search warrant for Mehmen's home, located at 618 South Lucas Street in Iowa City. Officers then arrested Matthew Smith, 23, and Jacob Lytle, 23, on various drug charges.

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