PA man arrested on drug charge following I-80 traffic stop


May 20th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says one person was taken into custody on drug and other charges following a traffic stop on Interstate 80 Thursday afternoon, about half-way between Underwood and Council Bluffs Danker says Deputy Brian Miller stopped 32-year old Joshua Cohen, of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania for Failure to Display license or registration tag.

When Miller approached Cohen’s Nissan Versa at around 1-p.m., he noticed a marijuana bud in plain sight. The deputy’s K-9 partner Francisco did a perimeter search of the vehicle and alerted to the presence of narcotics.

When the vehicle was searched, Deputy Miller located drug paraphernalia, about 5-pounds of marijuana, 137-grams of Hashish, a Glock handgun and .308-caliber rifle, and a small amount of cash.

Cohen was taken into custody and transported to the Pottawattamie County Jail, where he was charged with Possession of a Controlled substance with the Intent to Deliver. He has since posted bond, and was released from custody.