UI Dental Student, Staff Member Accused of Distributing Marijuana to Students
IOWA CITY, Iowa - A University of Iowa dental student and staff member was arrested Sunday on suspicion of making “false compartment containers” to distribute marijuana to fellow dental students.
Geoffrey Alan Skinner, 27, of Iowa City, faces a felony controlled substance violation and a charge of possession of a controlled substance, an aggravated misdemeanor, after police discovered his false containers on Nov. 26, according to a criminal complaint.
The Johnson County Drug Task Force served a search warrant at Skinner’s apartment on that day and found a small quantity of marijuana along with multiple large glass “Ball” jars containing marijuana residue, according to the complaint.
They also found 15 “false compartment containers” they believe were being used to distribute marijuana, police reported. During their search, investigators found “Jelltrate plus,” a dustless dental impression material that police believe Skinner used to add weight to his false containers, according to the report.
A false compartment commonly refers to any box, container, space or enclosure designed to conceal marijuana within another container or vehicle.
Skinner is listed in the UI’s online database as a student and “clinical dental house staff” member. He is from Ankeny and now lives in Iowa City, according to the UI website.
On Jigsaw.com, Skinner is listed as a professor in oral and maxillofacial surgery, but he is not listed as faculty on the dental school’s website.
Skinner is no longer being held at the Johnson County Jail after posting a $7,000 bond.
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