A traffic stop on Interstate-80 in western Iowa on Wednesday afternoon resulted in a large haul of marijuana and the arrest of a Colorado man. The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department reports Deputy Brian Miller stopped a pickup for traveling at excessive speed at around 3:30 P.M. near Council Bluffs.
During an interview with the driver, 63-year-old Mark E. Domreis, of Aurora, Colorado, Miller became suspicious the man was involved in criminal activity. Domreis later told Miller there was a large amount of marijuana underneath the bed cover of the truck.
When the deputy deployed his K-9 partner to conduct a free air sniff around the vehicle, the dog alerted to the presence of narcotics. When the vehicle was searched, Miller found several duffel bags and coolers containing 128-pounds of marijuana in vacuum sealed bags and one half pound of amphetamines.
The drugs were seized and Domreis was taken into custody on one count each of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession with the intent to deliver amphetamines, a tax stamp violation, and, prohibited acts. He was being held in the Pottawattamie County Jail on $100,000 bond.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic