Coralville man accused of selling drugs to undercover officer
By Lee Hermiston, The Gazette
CORALVILLE A Coralville man faces numerous charges after allegedly selling drugs to undercover officers earlier this year.
According to Johnson County Sheriff’s Office criminal complaints, on February 10, 21-year-old Dominic S. Magalhaes met with a detective with the county’s drug task force. The detective was working undercover.
Police said Magalhaes sold the detective one gram of MDMA also known as Molly or Ecstasy in exchange for $150.
Magalhaes met with an undercover detective again on March 14. Police said the detective and Magalhaes had made arrangements to trade 3.5 grams of cocaine for 3 grams of DMT, a hallucinogenic drug. After giving the detective the bag of cocaine, Magalhaes was taken into custody, according to criminal complaints.
Following the exchange, task force members executed a narcotics search warrant at Magalhaes’ residence in Coralville. Police said they found a vial of cocaine, a baggie with marijuana residue and a plastic container containing a wax substance later determined to be marijuana.
Magalhaes was arrested Tuesday night and faces two counts of controlled substance violation, a Class C felony; possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. The Class C felonies each carry a potential 10-year prison sentence, a serious misdemeanor is punishable by up to a year in jail and a simple misdemeanor is punishable by up to 30 days in jail.