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Hawkeye Receiver Johnson-Koulianos arrested on drug charges

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Derrell Johnson-Koulianos made an initial court appearance in Johnson County on Wednesday. Derrell Johnson-Koulianos made an initial court appearance in Johnson County on Wednesday.
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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Iowa's all-time leading pass receiver, Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, has been arrested on drug charges and suspended from all Hawkeye football activities by Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz.

Johnson-Koulianos made an initial court appearance on Wednesday morning in Johnson County. The judge waived a preliminary hearing. Johnson-Koulianos is out on $8,000 bond, which was posted Tuesday night.

Iowa City Police arrested Koulianos and his roommate, 21-year old Brady Cooper-Johnson, at 1:50 Tuesday afternoon at 1128 East Washington Street in Iowa City. Police were armed with a search warrant of the residence.

D-J-K, as he is well known on campus, faces four counts of possession of controlled substances, keeping a drug house and two counts of unlawful possession of prescription drugs. The drug possession charges involve both cocaine and marijuana, in addition to the prescription drug, Zanax.

His roommate, Cooper-Johnson, faces a charge of intent to distribute and second offense possession of a controlled substance.

Iowa Head Football Coach, Kirk Ferentz, issued a short statement on the Johnson-Koulianos arrest.

"I'm highly disappointed to learn of the charges. Derrell has been suspended from all team activities," Ferentz said.

The suspension from team activities means DJK will not join the Hawkeyes at the Insight Bowl later this month.

Keeping a drug house is an aggravated misdemeanor under Iowa law. The other three drug charges are serious misdemeanors under Iowa code.  Johnson-Koulianos was being held in lieu of $8,000 bail. He was released from jail, after posting the bond Tuesday night. He is expected to make an initial court appearance Wednesday morning in Johnson County District Court.

Earlier this season, Johnson-Koulianos became Iowa's all-time leading pass receiver in both yardage and receptions. He had 46 receptions this year for 745 yards and 10-touchdowns. He was named First Team All Big-10 Conference.

Online Reporter:  Ron Steele

 

 

 

 

 

 

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