County Attorney's Daughter Arrested for Drug Possession

Published: Mar. 18, 2016 at 11:20 AM CDT
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Officers arrested the daughter of Johnson County’s top prosecutor for marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. Marijuana possession is a serious misdemeanor. The paraphernalia charge is a simple misdemeanor.

According to court records, 18-year-old Gabrielle Lyness Wadsworth was pulled over after she went the wrong way down a one way street around 1:20 this morning. Iowa City officers write in the complaint that the department’s K-9 alerted to the odor of narcotics and then they searched the vehicle. They say they found marijuana, a homemade smoking device and a grinder in her purse.

Officers booked Wadsworth into the Johnson County jail at 2:29 a.m. She was released from the jail at 3:15 a.m.

County Attorney Janet Lyness said the Muscatine County Attorney’s Office will handle the case because of the conflict of interest.