A Las Vegas man was arrested on U.S. Interstate 80 Wednesday afternoon for alleged possession of marijuana and on a nationwide arrest warrant out of Arkansas.
Michael Glenn, 57, of 9225 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada, was charged with first-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana and fugitive from justice.
The incident began about 4 p.m. Wednesday near the 115 mile marker of eastbound U.S. Interstate 80, where an Iowa State Patrol Trooper stopped for a traffic violation a 2019 Jeep Wrangler, operated by Glenn.
A records check revealed Glenn had a “nationwide, fully extraditable warrant out of Franklin County, Arkansas, for marijuana delivery.”
According to court records, the trooper “could smell the odor of raw marijuana emanating from the passenger compartment” of Glenn’s Jeep. A probable-cause search of the vehicle disclosed “a small amount of THC edibles, a small plastic baggy containing raw marijuana residue and a small amount of raw marijuana residue in the center console.”
Glenn told the trooper “the marijuana did not belong to his passenger, implying it was his,” according to court records.
Glenn is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $500 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing June 26 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.