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Iowa City couple accused of using drugs around children

Brandy Sue Joynes Brandy Sue Joynes

An Iowa City couple faces charges after police say they were using and keeping drugs around their three young children.

Officers were called to 66 Amhurst Street in Iowa City on February 8 for a welfare check after someone complained that the parents were using and keeping drugs around their children.

Officers say they found marijuana, cocaine, a digital scale, pipes and items containing drug residue in the home.

Police say 32-year-old Brandy Sue Joynes admitted to officers that her and her husband, 40-year-old Michael Robert Uhler, would use drugs in the master bedroom and upstairs bathroom while the kids, ages four, five and seven, were in the home.  Officers also say Joynes told them that there was marijuana and paraphernalia in a night stand and dresser.

Joynes and Uhler are charged with three counts of child endangerment, possession of a controlled substance, keeping or permitting use of a controlled substance in a structure or vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Records show Uhler was arrested Thursday morning and released from jail a few hours later.  Joynes was arrested early Friday morning and remains in the Johnson County Jail.


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