Two separate traffic stops on Interstate 70 lead to drug arrests over the weekend.
Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News a deputy was running radar when a silver 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix was clocked doing 89 miles per hour eastbound on I-70 at approximately 7:52 p.m. Sunday.
Once stopped, the deputy smelled a strong odor coming from the car and called in the K-9 Unit. A search of the vehicle turned up 13 ounces of marijuana.
The driver, Alfonso Berger, 32, of Overland Park, Kansas is charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Three other passengers in the vehicle were not charged.
Later at 9:25 p.m. a K-9 officer also running radar stopped a green Kia Soul for doing 91 miles per hour eastbound on Interstate 70. The officer detected a marijuana odor and a search of the car revealed two smoking pipes with residue, a glass pipe with residue, cookies containing 100mg THC and four containers of green vegetation.
The driver, Carnell Billups, Jr., 30, of Florissant, Missouri was arrested for speeding, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. His passenger, Arlene Mulligan, 23, also of Florissant faces possession charges.