Traffic Stop on I-80 in Cass County Nets $4,000 cash and drugs

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February 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop on Interstate in Cass County Monday afternoon resulted in the arrest of a Washington State man on a drug charge, and the seizure of cash. Iowa State Patrol Trooper Wayne Brosam told KJAN news the arrest occurred after he pulled a 1999 Honda over for speeding, at around 4:40-p.m. near the Marne Exit (51-mile marker) on westbound I-80. Brosam says after the driver denied him permission to search his vehicle, Cass County Deputy Brian Quist and his K-9 partner “Kane” were called to conduct a free-air search around the car. The dog indicated on the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. During a “Probable Cause” search, Brosam and Quist located a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, along with $4,000 in cash, tucked away in suitcase, located in the trunk of the car. 

The cash was seized, and the driver, 42-year old Lloyd V. Dual, of Eatonville, Washington, was taken into custody on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance for Personal Use. Dual was booked into the Cass County Jail and released this (Tuesday) morning on $1,000 bond. Trooper Brosam said he became suspicious of Dual’s intentions when his travel plans didn’t make sense. The man told the Trooper he was traveling from Indiana to Washington State. While in the Trooper’s vehicle, Brosam said he could smell marijuana on the man’s clothes.