A Dubuque man is accused of selling crack out of a candy store.

Prosecutors say 35-year-old Dwayne Howard made three crack cocaine sales out of Wayne’s Candy store in Dubuque earlier this year. The candy store, which is near two parks in Dubuque, is now closed. Prosecutors say Howard made another crack sale within a thousand feet of an elementary school in Dubuque.

Howard faces three counts of distribution of a controlled substance near a playground and one count of drug dealing near a school. His trial is scheduled to begin October 20th.

Howard has previously been convicted of drug posession and domestic abuse as well as driving while barred.