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A former all-state wrestler from West Des Moines Valley-turned-UFC fighter was arrested in Nebraska last weekend after being found with, among other things, 121 pounds of marijuana.
Timothy Gorman, 37, was arrested for two charges of possession of a controlled substance; possession of marijuana — more than one pound; possession with intent to deliver; and possession of money during a drug violation, following a traffic stop on Sunday evening, according to a statement from Nebraska State Patrol.
Around 7 p.m. on May 10, a trooper observed an eastbound Chevrolet Traverse driving on the shoulder of Interstate 80 near Kearney at mile marker 275. The trooper performed a traffic stop and detected “clandestine activity,” according to the statement.
A K-9 unit from the Kearney Police Department detected the odor of a controlled substance. Troopers ultimately found 121 pounds of marijuana, six pounds of THC concentrate, two vials of steroids, a small amount of cocaine and roughly $14,000 in cash.
Gorman was booked into Buffalo County Jail on a $250,000 bond. His next court date, according to the jail, is June 17.
The West Des Moines native was a standout wrestler for Valley. As a senior in 2001, he took third at the Class 3A state tournament at 112 pounds, compiling a 29-9 overall record.
Gorman began his professional fighting career in 2005 and earned the nickname “The Psycho.” He posted a 9-4 record as a bantamweight, with six wins by knockout or technical knockout, and but hasn’t fought since June 2015.
This is not Gorman’s first time being accused of drug trafficking. He was charged with three felony drug crimes two years after his last fight, according to court records.
Gorman and another man were arrested in October 2017 after a car they were riding in was pulled over in Clive, and a pound of marijuana and loaded handgun was found. A police officer working on the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Task Force later found 20 more pounds of marijuana wax, and large amounts of cash in a separate vehicle Gorman was seen driving that same day.
Court records show Gorman pleaded guilty in August 2018 to one count of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was incarcerated from August 2018 until May 2019, when he was released under parole, according to the Iowa Department of Corrections.
Cody Goodwin covers wrestling and high school sports for the Des Moines Register. Follow him on Twitter at @codygoodwin. Tyler Davis can be contacted at email@example.com or on Twitter @TDavisDMR.
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