A woman and man from Des Moines were arrested Tuesday afternoon after they were allegedly found in possession of marijuana on U.S. Interstate 80.
Alaysia Trenise Outlaw, 19, of 2428 E. Sheridan Ave., Des Moines, was charged with controlled substance violation, keeping premises or vehicle for controlled substance violation and failure to affix tax stamp.
Sirreginald Ladell Lyke Jr., 24, of 7209 S.E. Fifth St., #71, Des Moines, was charged with controlled substance violation, keeping premises or vehicle for controlled substance violation and failure to affix tax stamp.
The incident began about 4:45 p.m. near the 110 mile marker of eastbound U.S. Interstate 80, where an Iowa State Patrol Trooper observed a traffic violation and initiated a traffic stop of a 2020 Jeep Wrangler with Arkansas plates.
According to court records, “There was not a valid driver present” in the vehicle, and the trooper saw “a THC vape cartridge in plain view in the bottom of the glove box” and “raw marijuana residue sprinkled on the center console and front passenger floor.”
A probable-cause search of the vehicle disclosed “approximately 1.3 pounds of raw marijuana in dispensary packaging and 7 grams of THC wax in two blue back packs in the rear storage area,” according to court records.
Outlaw “consented to a search of her cell phone,” and the trooper “located images and videos” of Outlaw and Lyke “in Denver, Colorado, with marijuana dated for today and yesterday,” according to court records.
Outlaw and Lyke are held in the Dallas County Jail in advance of initial appearances in Dallas County District Court.
Lyke was arrested April 20 on U.S. Interstate 80 in Pottawattamie County on charges of controlled substance violation and failure to affix drug stamp. The case is pending in Pottawattamie District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.