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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

 An Iowa City man faces several drug charges after police officers and fire department were called to his home for a fire.

Randy Murphy is being charged after the fire happened March 4th. 

According to a Johnson County criminal complaint, as firefighters were putting out flames, they could see marijuana contraband in Murphy's bedroom.  Police officers served a search warrant after the fire was extinguished.

Murphy later admitted that he sold marijuana.  He's charged with possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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