Iowa man arrested for cocaine possessionA 19-year-old Iowa man was arrested Jan. 6 after cocaine was allegedly found in his vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 90 between Mitchell and Mount Vernon.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
A 19-year-old Iowa man was arrested Jan. 6 after cocaine was allegedly found in his vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 90 between Mitchell and Mount Vernon.
Evan James Link, of Dubuque, Iowa, is charged with possession of a controlled substance and intent to distribute a schedule II substance. Each charge is a felony punishable with up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
According to an affidavit by Highway Patrol Trooper Micheal Peterson, Link was clocked driving 84 mph on Interstate 90 near miler marker 323 and was stopped and given a written warning for speeding.
A drug dog deployed during the traffic stop detected the odor of drugs coming from the vehicle, and during a search approximately 1.5 grams of cocaine were found in a bag inside the vehicle, the affidavit says.
Link told Peterson he was on his way back to Montana State University and that he bought the cocaine in Iowa and planned to distribute it to his college roommates, the affidavit says.
Link is scheduled to appear in court later this month.