This morning, Iowa Hawkeye senior wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos appeared at the Johnson County Courthouse and was formally charged on six counts of drug charges and running a drug house.
These charges include, according to TheGazette.com, unlawful possession of a prescription drug (two counts), one count of possession of controlled substance (marijuana), one count of possession of dilauded (a controlled substance), one count of possession of cocaine and one count of Diazepam.
A preliminary hearing was waived.
With the six drug charges, Johnson-Koulianos could face jail time from two days to one year; however, keeping a drug house is a more serious crime due to its penalties. It carries fines from a $625 minimum up to a maximum $6,250 and up to two years in prison.
Johnson-Koulianos’ roommate, Brady Cooper Johnson, was also arrested last evening but he is not a member of the Iowa football team. While Johnson-Koulianos admitted to using drugs when arrested, according to reports, Johnson was the target of the investigation.
The star football player had no comment as he left the courthouse this morning.
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Written by Debbie Baratz