Alleged Coralville Youth Program Director, Two Others Charged With Selling Marijuana

By Lee Hermiston, Reporter

CORALVILLE, Iowa -- Three men - including one who claims to run a program for at-risk youth - are accused of selling marijuana out of a Coralville apartment.

On Wednesday morning, members of the Johnson County Drug Task Force served a narcotics search warrant at 729 20th Ave. Apt. 5, the home of 40-year-old Tambur Henderson. During a search of Henderson's residence, police said they found more than 40 grams of marijuana, packaging materials, a large amount of cash and a rifle hidden in a vent.

Police searched Henderson's cell phone, which contained text messages indicating he sold marijuana.

Henderson allegedly denied being a drug dealer, but told officers he runs a youth program called Talent on the Rise for at-risk youth. Henderson's LinkedIn page indicates he is the director of Talent on the Rise, but no website for the program could be found.

Henderson was taken into custody and faces charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, Iowa drug tax stamp violation and keeping a drug house. Arrested with Henderson were Leon Jones, 27, of Chicago and a 21-year-old transient, Kelvin Dumas. Police said Jones admitted to arranging other drug deals with the residents of the apartment. Dumas told police he sells marijuana. Both Jones and Dumas were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, keeping a drug house and Iowa drug tax stamp violation.
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