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Police: U. of Iowa student received pot brownies in the mail

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IOWA CITY (AP) -

A University of Iowa student faces a drug charge after he allegedly received a mail package of brownies made with marijuana.

Authorities say staff at one of the school's residence halls intercepted a package in early April intended for 19-year-old Christian Hernandez. A criminal complaint says the package smelled of marijuana.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports the package was turned over to the Johnson County Drug Task Force.

Authorities say Hernandez told them he received a previous package with marijuana brownies and distributed them to friends.

Hernandez was booked Monday night at the county jail and released Tuesday morning. He has been charged with a felony controlled substance violation with the intent to distribute.

A phone number listed for Hernandez in the UI phone directory was not in service.

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