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Suspicious vehicle leads to drug bust

July 14, 2012
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POCAHONTAS - What started out as a report of a suspicious vehicle in one county has led to a possible drug bust in another county.

Officers in Pocahontas County investigated a vehicle that was parked on a gravel road in the northern part of the county, according to a press release from Pocahontas County Sheriff Bob Lampe.

Three people, who were identified as Jason Hanson, 34, Tamera Hanson, 42, both of Albert City, and Jennings Dodrill, 55, of Pocahontas, were allegedly smoking marijuana in the car.

Lampe said a small bag of marijuana was also found in the car.

After the three were arrested, investigators developed information about something that was happening in Buena Vista County. After getting a search warrant, deputies with the Buena Vista County sheriff's office went to the Hanson home in Albert City, where they allegedly found marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Lampe said everything they found was sent to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation lab for testing to determine if it is marijuana.

He added that department could be filing charges once the investigation is complete.

In Pocahontas County, the Hansons and Dodrill were charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and criminal trespass.

All three are being held in the Pocahontas County Jail on $1,600 bond.



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