Three Illinois men were arrested on U.S. Interstate 80 in southwest Dallas County Sunday evening on drug charges after an Iowa Sate Patrol trooper allegedly found in their vehicle about 1.5 pounds of marijuana and a variety of THC edibles, waxes, gummies and the like, acquired on a road trip to Colorado.
Jacob Timothy Bray, 26, of 1310 Van Court, McChesney, Park Ill., was arrested on charges of failure to affix drug stamp, first-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana, unlawful possession of a prescription drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jordan Andrew Bray, 23, of 5505 Eagle Valley Trail, McChesney, Park Ill., was arrested on charges of failure to affix drug stamp, second-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Mihajlo Glisic, 23, of 6515 Durrington Drive, Loves Park, Ill., was arrested on charges of failure to affix drug stamp, first-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The incident began about 7:15 p.m. Sunday as the three men were traveling eastbound at the 103 mile marker of U.S. Interstate 80 in a 2018 Mazda with Arkansas plates, and the trooper stopped for the vehicle for a traffic violation.
According to court records, the trooper’s suspicion was aroused when the driver, Jacob Bray, “placed a bag of fast food over an item in the center console that appeared to be a vaping device in a manner in which it appeared he wanted to conceal the device.”
The trooper questioned Jacob Bray separately, and Bray “said he was at a funeral in Des Moines and was on his way back to Illinois but later slipped up and said he had just went through Nebraska.” The trooper then spoke with the passengers, Jordan Bray and Mihajlo Glisic, who said “they just came from Colorado.”
According to court records, “A search of the vehicle yielded an open pack of THC gummies in the center console, a THC vape cartridge in the center console covered by the bag of fast food, a THC vape cartridge under the front passenger seat, one white bag of 8 THC drinks in the trunk, and a large gray back pack full of raw marijuana (over 42.5 grams), THC wax, THC edibles, a THC wax bong with residue, a marijuana pipe with residue, various marijuana dispensary receipts and other marijuana-related items.”
Jacob Bray admitted owning a “pill bottle containing approximately one half of a Xanax bar and a blue pill” that he said was an Oxycodone pill, according to the records, and he said “he did not have any prescriptions for the pills.”
The three men “admitted they all pooled their money together to buy enough marijuana products in Colorado to last them until Jan. 1 and were now on their way home,” according to the records.
The Brays and Glisic are each held in the Dallas County Jail on a $5,000 cash or surety bond. Each is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Oct. 17 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.