The report of an odor coming from a residence prompted drug charges against a Knoxville man.

Dustin Daleroy Boomershine, 40, of Knoxville, was charged with seven counts of possession of a controlled substance third or subsequent offense, each a class D felony; possession of marijuana third or subsequent offense, an aggravated misdemeanor; and three counts of unlawful possession of prescription drugs, a serious misdemeanor.

Knoxville police officers were called to Boomershine’s residence at 910 W. Pleasant St. in Knoxville for the smell of an odor.

Officers say in court filings when they arrived they smelled marijuana.

A search warrant was executed on the residence. Officers said they located multiple pills and marijuana in the residence.

Pills located included one Methylphenidate Hydrochloride pill, three Clonazepam pills, three Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine pills, and one Alprazolam pill. Police also said they found three vape cartridges, approximately 0.1 grams of a green leafy substance, and a factory-sealed produced indicating it contained 5 milligrams of THC.

Kyle Ocker is the regional editor of the Centerville Daily Iowegian, Knoxville Journal-Express, Pella Chronicle and Oskaloosa Herald. He can be reached at

Kyle Ocker has been the editor of the Knoxville Journal Express since November 2016. He formerly held the titles of sports editor and associate editor at the Centerville Daily Iowegian, a sister paper to the Journal Express.

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