Pair from Kentucky arrested on drug charges in Pottawattamie County


May 18th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A man and woman from Kentucky were arrested Tuesday afternoon in Pottawattamie County, on drug charges. Pott County Sheriff’s Department spokesman, Sgt. Dwayne Riche says 25-year old Meghan Pugh, of Lakeside Park, KY, and 26-year old Jeffrey Eisenmenger, of Erlanger, KY, were each charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with the intent to deliver, Possession of drug Paraphernalia, and violation of the Drug Tax Stamp. 

Sgt. Riche says the couple was arrested at around 1:45-p.m. after authorities received a call about a person who was apparently “doing drugs” at the Underwood I-80 truck stop. A truck driver observed Eisenmenger performing an illegal activity. After the Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit was dispatched to the scene, the dog alerted to the presence of narcotics. Eisenmenger told authorities there was heroin in the vehicle, but the substance has not yet been tested.

The couples’ car, a 2003 Mazda, also contained an undetermined amount of cash, 28-grams of an illegal substance, and drug paraphernalia. That included needles, aluminum foil, Q-tips, a spoon with foil wrapped around it, and cotton balls.

The couple was taken into custody, and their vehicle was towed. Pugh and Eisenmenger were brought to the Pottawattamie County Jail, where they were being held on $15,300 bond, each.