Additional details released on I-80 drug bust


October 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

In an update to a story we first brought you Thursday morning on KJAN. Authorities in Pottawattamie County have released additional details about a traffic stop that resulted in the recovery of 226-pounds of marijuana.  Pott County Sheriff Jeff Danker says 63-year-old Richard Giffels, of Springfield, Oregon was arrested after the GMC pickup he was driving was stopped for speeding by Deputy Brian Miller. The vehicle was pulled over on eastbound Interstate 80 in Council Bluffs, at around 11:25-a.m., Wednesday.

Giffels faces charges which include possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a drug tax stamp violation, prohibited acts and excessive speed.