A Wisconsin woman was arrested Sunday on U.S. Interstate 80 for allegedly transporting a large quantity of cannabis.
Neisha L. Hubanks, 22, of 3057A N. 40th St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was charged with controlled substance violation, failure to affix a drug tax stamp and keeping premises or vehicle for controlled substance violation.
The incident began about 7:15 p.m. Sunday near the 106 mile marker of eastbound U.S. Interstate 80, where an Iowa State Patrol Trooper stopped a 2019 Chrysler Pacifica, operated by Hubanks, for a traffic violation.
According to court records, during the stop the trooper “gained reasonable articulable suspicion to believe” that Hubanks was “engaging in criminal activity.”
A K9 unit with the Boone County Sheriff’s office assisted in the investigation, giving “a positive indication” for “the odor of narcotics,” according to court records.
A search of the vehicle disclosed “six large bags, containing approximately 123 one-pound
packages of vacuum-sealed raw marijuana.”
According to court records, Hubanks “admitted she flew to California and was being paid to transport the marijuana back to Milwaukee.”
Hubanks was held in the Dallas County Jail prior to posting a $5,000 cash or surety bond. She is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Nov. 30 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.