Pott. Co. Sheriff’s Deputy & his K-9 score another drug bust

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January 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Miller and his K-9 partner “Francisco” have scored another drug bust. Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Dwayne Riche told KJAN news this (Friday) morning, that Deputy Miller stopped a 2011 Ford Escape for excessive speeding on eastbound I-80 at mile marker 8 near Council Bluffs, at around 2:40-p.m. Thursday.

The deputy asked for but was denied permission to search the SUV, but the driver allowed Miller to conduct a perimeter search of the vehicle with his k-9. When “Francisco” alerted to the presence of illegal substances in the hatchback area of the SUV, Miller conducted a “Probable Cause” search that area of the vehicle and discovered 22-pounds of marijuana in 3 bags. 41-year old John Rolle, of River Pines, CA, was taken into custody on charges of Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Deliver, Prohibited Acts, and for a violation of the Drug Tax Stamp. The man was booked into the Pott. County Jail.

At the beginning of the month, Miller and “Francisco” recovered 45-pounds of marijuana from a vehicle Miller stopped on I-80 just three miles from where Thursday’s arrest took place. Two men, one from California, the other from Minnesota, were arrested on similar charges.