A Michigan man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Interstate 80 with a large quantity of cannabis, THC oil and Xanax bars.
Bryan Iglesias-Algarin, 29, of 4415 Hull Road, Leslie, Michigan, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, failure to affix a drug tax stamp, prohibited acts by maintaining a motor vehicle for the purpose of trafficking marijuana and unlawful
possession of a prescription drug.
The incident began about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday near the 104 mile marker of westbound U.S. Interstate 80, where an Iowa State Patrol Trooper stopped a 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander, driven by Iglesias-Algarin, for following too closely, according to court records.
During the course of the traffic stop, the trooper developed a “reasonable articulable suspicion” that Iglesias-Algarin was “engaged in criminal activity,” according to court records.
A Boone County Sheriff’s office K9 unit was dispatched to the scene “to perform a free air sniff of the suspect vehicle,” and the animal “gave a positive indication to the odor of narcotics emanating from the vehicle’s passenger compartment.”
A probable-cause search of the vehicle allegedly disclosed “two duffle bags containing approximately 33.5 pounds of marijuana and approximately .46 gallons of THC oil,” according to court records. In addition, “four packages of marijuana were located” among Iglesias-Algarin’s personal clothing and an “unlabeled pill bottle” containing “35 Xanax bars.”
Iglesias-Algarin is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $25,000 cash-only bond. He is scheduled for arraignment May 28 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.