Another Pot bust on I-80 in Cass County
December 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson
A traffic stop Tuesday by an Iowa State Patrol Trooper on I-80 in Cass County resulted in the confiscation of 210-pounds of high grade marijuana. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office told KJAN News 54-year-old Charles Scott Hunstable and 34-year-old Jorge Armando-Morfin, both of Modesto, CA were being held in the Cass County Jail on charges which include Possession with the Intent to Deliver/Marijuana, prohibited acts, a drug tax stamp violation and possession of drug paraphernalia. Their bonds was set at $20,000. The pot reportedly has a street value of around $1-million.
The Iowa State Patrol says a Chevy RV was stopped at around 3:50-p.m., about half-way between the Wiota and Anita Exits, for having an equipment violation. After the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity, probable cause resulted in a search of the vehicle, and the discovery of the pot.
Last week, two separate traffic stops on Interstate 80 in Cass County resulted in three drug-related arrests, and at least 17-pounds of high-grade marijuana being seized.