Traffic stop on I-80 near Council Bluffs nets $50k in cash & marijuana

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February 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Council Bluffs Wednesday afternoon, resulted in the arrest of two Ohio men, the seizure of a small amount of drugs and drug paraphernalia, and a large amount of cash. Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says the arrests occurred after Deputy Brian Miller pulled over a 2012 Chevy Impala for speeding, on westbound I-80 about two-miles north of the Iowa Western Community College campus (Mile marker 10), at around 3:15-p.m. Danker says when Miller approached the car to speak with the driver, he could smell marijuana. Miller conducted a “probable cause” search of the car and found a baggie of marijuana along with some rolling papers. A further search resulted in the discovery of $50,000 in U-S currency.

The occupants of the car, 28-year old Antione Parker, and 27-year old Shawn Petrack, both of Canton, OH, were arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance for personal use, and brought to the Pottawattamie County Jail in Council Bluffs, where they were being held this (Thursday) morning, on $1,000 bond, each.