Dog finds marijuana in Des Moines, Iowa man's luggage

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(photo courtesy KFAB-Radio)

(OMAHA, Nebraska)  A Des Moines man is facing multiple charges, after a Douglas County Deputy's narcotics drug detected 25-pounds of marijuana in the man's jeep in eastern Nebraska.

Douglas County Chief Deputy Tom Wheeler tells our news partner KFAB a deputy spotted a Jeep (Wednesday), driving outside its lane on eastbound on I-80.   The deputy followed and eventually found the vehicle at a store.  The deputy asked a man near the Jeep if he was the driver, the man claimed he was not and was waiting for a ride.

The deputy became suspicious.  His drug dog, "Fletch" detected the odor of narcotics and the driver was temporarily detained while the deputy requested video from a convenience store. The video revealed the driver of the Jeep was the same man standing outside the store. 

A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a suitcase and duffel bag filled with suspected marijuana totaling just under 25 pounds.   Twenty-seven-year-old Ryah King was arrested and booked for possession with the intent to deliver more than a pound of marijuana and failure to affix a tax stamp. 


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