5 pounds of cocaine seized in Woodbury County traffic stop

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CORRECTIONVILLE, Iowa (KCAU) – Law enforcement arrested a California man for allegedly having cocaine after they stopped him for speeding.

According to court documents, Jacob Rios, 37, was driving a car on Highway 20 Sunday night around 10:45 when he was stopped for going 82 mph in a 65 zone near Correctionville. Rios was said to have been acting nervously, giving the wrong information on the vehicle’s registration. He also said he was going to see a friend in Chicago and be there for a week. After noticing a lack of luggage for a week stay and Rios supposedly taking time to think of his friend’s name, a K9 check was done. 

After indicating it found something, authorities searched the vehicle and found more than five pounds of cocaine where the spare tire should have been. It was in two packages with 2.68 and 2.78 pounds. 

Rios was arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell cocaine and failure to affix a drug tax stamp, a class B and class D felonies respectively. He was also cited for speeding and not having vehicle insurance. Rios was booked into the Woodbury County Jail on a $30,000 bond.

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