Traffic Stop Leads To Heroin Bust
During a traffic stop in Hubbard County on October 9th, a Redby man was arrested for possessing over one pound of heroin.
State Patrol stopped 32- year- old, Leo Wayne Cook, for speeding on Highway 64 near Akeley. He faces two counts of felony first-degree drug charges.
According to the complaint, on Sunday, October 9th at approximately 4:40p.m. the trooper observed a northbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. The trooper then clocked the vehicle at 66 mph in a 55 mph zone.
During the stop while the trooper was speaking to Cook, the trooper noticed an odor of fresh marijuana coming from the vehicle and observed a package of cigarette papers. Cook’s hands were visibly shaking while speaking to the trooper, the complaint states. Cook admitted to having a small amount of marijuana and the trooper requested assistance from Hubbard County Sheriff’s K-9 unit, which alerted to a floor compartment in the vehicle.
A search of the compartment revealed a two bags, one containing 462 grams of heroin and a second bag containing 44 grams of heroin.
Cook was taken into custody and charged with one count of first degree sale, 10 grams or more of heroin; and one count of first degree felony possession, 25 grams or more of heroin. Each count is a felony and punishable by up to 30 years in prison and $1,000,000 fine.
Cook’s next court appearance is scheduled for October 24th.