Traffic Stop on I-80 in Cass County nets nearly 17-lbs of marijuana, Monday


December 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Cass County Monday morning resulted in the arrest of two people on drug charges. Trooper Wayne Brosam with the Iowa State Patrol told KJAN News he stopped a 1996 conversion van with Illinois plates for speeding on I-80 at around 7:55-a.m., about two-miles east of the exit to Highway 71.

During conversations with the driver, 34-year old Tramaine McCray, in Brosam’s patrol  car, the Trooper says he observed numerous indicators of criminal activity. At the conclusion of the traffic stop verbal consent was given to search the van. During a hand search of the vehicle, approximately 16.5 pounds of high grade marijuana was located in a natural void in the headliner of the conversion van.

McCray, and a passenger in the van, 34-year old Demetrius Johnson, were taken into custody on charges that include Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Deliver, Prohibited Acts and violation of the Drug Stamp Tax. They were later released from the Cass County Jail on $5,000 bond each.