Two California men traveling on Interstate 80 in Western Iowa were arrested Monday and charged with drug possession. Cass County Deputy Darby Mc-Laren noticed the men’s vehicle with its hazard lights flashing pull off the interstate at the Wiota exit at around 4:40 P.M. Monday. When he stopped to offer assistance, the deputy says the men were acting suspiciously. Following up on a hunch, Mc-Laren asked for and got permission to search the vehicle. With the help of Chief Deputy Brian Rink and K-9 Officer “Cody,” the deputies located two-pounds of methamphetamine — valued at between 40-and 50-thousand dollars — hidden in the car’s battery….which was also the source of their mechanical difficulty. 25-year old Michael Bailey of Norwalk, California, and 23-year old Kelly Olden of Anaheim, California were taken into custody and are being held in the Cass County jail on 32-thousand 500-dollars bond. At the time of their arrest, officers say the men had with them at least two-thousand dollars cash.
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