(Council Bluffs) The Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office is releasing more information in connection with the large drug bust on Interstate 80 near Council Bluffs Wednesday.
Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says a white GMC was stopped in the eastbound lanes near the 5 1/2 mile marker. Sheriff Danker says the Deputy found 226-pounds of marijuana.
“Deputy Miller has made a number of arrests on the interstate and usually they’re 50 to 100 pounds, in that area, but 226 pounds in a substantial amount of marijuana,” said Danker.
Danker says 63-year-old Richard Giffels, of Springfield, Oregon, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, tax stamp violation, prohibited acts and excessive speed.