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Iowa men caught speeding then accused of trafficking stolen weapons

ANKENY – A pair of Iowa men were caught speeding, then accused of trafficking stolen weapons and possession of illegal drugs, among other charges.

On Thursday, July 21 at roughly 3 AM, a car driven by Godfrey J. Oghissa was stopped for speeding by a police officer in Ankeny. The officer observed and smelled marijuana coming from the car. Additional officers arrived and Oghissa and his passenger, Mach R. Nyaw (21) were asked to step out of the vehicle and they complied. During a search of Oghissa, Nyaw and the vehicle, officers located a handgun which had been reported stolen, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and an open bottle of liquor.

Oghissa and Nyaw were both charged with multiple offenses and transported to the Polk County Jail.

Godfrey J. Oghissa, age 23 of Des Moines

Charges:

Trafficking in Weapons – IA code 724.16A (1)(a) – D Felony

Carrying Weapons – IA code (B) – Serious misdemeanor

Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana) – Iowa Code 124.401 (5) – Serious misdemeanor

Theft 3rd – Iowa code 714.2 (3) – Aggravated misdemeanor

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – IA code 124.414 – Simple misdemeanor

Driving While Suspended – IA code 321.218 – Simple misdemeanor

Open Container – IA code – 321.284 – Simple misdemeanor

Excessive Speed – IA code 321.285 – Simple misdemeanor

Mach R. Nyaw, age 21 of Storm Lake

Charges:

Trafficking in Stolen Weapons – IA code 724.16A (1)(a) – D Felony

Carrying Weapons – IA code 724.3 (B) – Serious misdemeanor

Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana) – Iowa Code 124.401 (5) – Serious misdemeanor

Theft 3rd – Iowa code 714.2 (3) – Aggravated misdemeanor

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – IA code 124.414 – Simple misdemeanor

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