Drug arrests made after weekend traffic stop in Pott. County

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May 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Two men from the western part of the country were arrested over the weekend on drug charges, in Pottawattamie County. Sheriff Jeff Danker said the driver of a 2012 Kia Optima, 40-year old Greg Lisheski, of Ventura, CA, and his passenger, 38-year old Michael Christy, of Hayden Lake, ID, were arrested following a traffic stop last Saturday morning.

Danker says Deputy Brian Miller stopped the eastbound rental car on I-80 at around 11:35-a.m., for excessive speed. Conversations the deputy held with Lisheski and Christy led Miller to suspect the men were transporting drugs. He requested permission to search their vehicle, but was denied. Miller and his K-9 partner “Francisco” then conducted a free-air search around the car, during which the dog alerted to the presence of narcotics in the trunk.

A search of the trunk resulted in the recovery of 18-pounds of packaged marijuana. Both men were taken into custody and brought to the Pott. County Jail on Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Deliver, Prohibited Acts and Tax Stamp Violation, charges.

Lisheski and Christy posted $5,000 bond each, and were released from custody.