128-lbs of Pot seized after traffic stop in Pott. County Wednesday


May 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department reports a Colorado man was arrested Wednesday afternoon on drug charges, following a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Council Bluffs. According to Pott. County Chief Deputy John Reynolds, at around 3:30-p.m. Wednesday, Deputy Brian Miller conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle traveling at excessive speed, at the seven mile marker of eastbound I-80. While conducting an interview with the driver, 63-year old Mark E. Domreis, of Aurora, CO., Miller became suspicious Domreis was involved in criminal activity.

After Miller completed the traffic stop, Domreis told him that there was a large amount of marijuana underneath the bed cover of the truck. The deputy deployed his K-9 partner Francisco, to conduct a free air sniff of the vehicle. The dog alerted to the presence of narcotics, and a subsequent search of the vehicle revealed that there were several duffle bags and coolers containing vacuum sealed bags of marijuana.

Approximately 128 pounds of marijuana and one half  pound of amphetamines were ultimately seized. Domreis was arrested on one-count each of Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana, Possession with the Intent to Deliver Amphetamines, A tax stamp violation, and, Prohibited Acts. 

Domreis was booked into the Pottawattamie County Jail, where he was being held on $100,000 bond.