Drugs

What is the definition of drug possession on campus? What constitutes drug charges?

Possessing drugs is defined as having any illegal drug, or any prescription drug without being the holder of a valid prescription, in your personal possession.  Possession can mean that you are carrying or holding a drug, or it is in a container that belongs to you like a backpack or a car, or you otherwise have the right to control the drug.

What are the consequences for drug possession, use or distribution of drugs by a college student?

Possession of Marijuana is a serious misdemeanor in Iowa punishable by up to 6 months in Jail and a minimum sentence of 2 days in jail, and driver’s license suspension. A diversion program is available for first time offenders. Possession of other drugs is punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of $315-1875. Distribution of drugs or possession of drugs with intent to deliver is a felony that can result in a prison sentence. Punishment from the school depends on the severity of the offense varies from probation up to and including expulsion from the school.

What are Iowa’s regulations for marijuana use and possession?

Possession of Marijuana is a serious misdemeanor in Iowa punishable by up to 6 months in Jail and a minimum sentence of 2 days in jail, as well suspension of driving privileges.

How does the UI campus investigate drug crimes?

The University of Iowa Police have the authority to enforce state law on the University of Iowa Campus and investigate any drug crimes that occur on campus.