A traffic stop late Friday night into early this (Saturday) morning in Fremont County, resulted in the arrest on drug charges, of a Pottawattamie County man. Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports Sheriff’s Deputies and the Fremont County K9 Unit conducted a narcotics investigation on Western Avenue and 155th Street, west of Thurman, and as a result arrested 33-year old Benjamin Foote, of Crescent.
Foote was investigated on suspicion of distributing methamphetamine. Authorities found that he had allegedly delivered over an ounce of meth on Western Avenue, by Thurman. During the traffic stop, Foote was found to be in possession of more Meth, and was operating a motor vehicle while suspended. He was also driving a BMW sedan with Iowa Dealer plates registered to Cardinal Auto, out of Clarinda, without the proper paperwork.
Foote was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center, where he was being held on $100,000 bond. An investigation into the BMW and Dealer tags continues. The Iowa State Patrol assisted in the original investigation.