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article imageSelling crack out of a candy store brings man charges

By Ben Morris     Aug 24, 2014 in Crime
Dubuque - For those who entered the doors of Wayne’s Candy in Dubuque, Iowa to satisfy their sweet tooth, you have to find another place to go, as it has been shut down after police charged a man for using the store to sell crack.
Thirty-five-year-old Dwayne Howard, who has a record stemming from drug possession, domestic abuse, and driving without a license, was arrested after an undercover operation in which Howard is accused of selling crack to an agent this past January and February.
According to charges filed by U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa, Howard sold the crack inside the store on three occasions, the other alleged sale took place near Prescott Elementary School, which has put him in even hotter water.
Online court records show Howard was arrested on the 18th and made an appearance in federal court in Cedar Rapids on August 18 and 20, 2014. He is being held without bond, with the trial to begin at the end of October.
The federal case being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Justin Lightfoot, involved Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement and the Dubuque Drug Task Force, in a joint operation by law enforcement from Dubuque Police Department and the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office.
Howard faces three counts of distribution near a playground and one count of distribution near a school. If convicted Howard could face an $8 million fine, and 160 years in prison.
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