A traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Council Bluffs on Wednesday afternoon ended with the arrest of two Ohio men and the seizure of a small amount of drugs and a large amount of cash. Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says Deputy Brian Miller had pulled the car over for speeding.
Danker says when Miller approached the car to speak with the driver, he could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle. Miller conducted a “probable cause” search of the car and found a baggie of marijuana along with some rolling papers.
A further search resulted in the discovery of around $50,000. The occupants of the car, 28-year-old Antione Parker and 27-year-old Shawn Petrack, both of Canton, Ohio, are charged with possession of a controlled substance for personal use.
They’re locked up in the Pottawattamie County Jail in Council Bluffs where they were being held this morning on $1,000 bond each. The cash was being held as evidence pending court proceedings.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic