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Lincoln police seize heroin and cocaine

Posted at 10:37 AM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 13:14:05-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A traffic stop in Lincoln led to the discovery of heroin and cocaine on Wednesday morning.

Around 8 a.m., members of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Interdiction Task Force stopped two vehicles on I-80 for multiple traffic violations, a Dodge Ram with Arizona plates and a Jeep with California plates. The Dodge Ram was searched and three kilos (6.6 lbs) of cocaine was found, along with one kilo (2.2 lbs) of heroin concealed within the rear seat.

The driver of the Dodge Ram was 26-year-old Veronica Brown-Sandoval of Stockton, California. The Jeep was driven by 28-year-old Alejandro Valencia. There were passengers in the jeep, 24-year-old Preciliano Lopez-Hernandez of Stockton, California and 44-year-old Servando Vazquez.

After investigation, it was determined that all four were associates traveling together and involved in the distribution of cocaine and heroin. Brown-Sandoval was arrested for possession of cocaine and heroin with intent to deliver. The other three suspects were arrested for "aiding and abetting a IB felony."

The estimated street value of the cocaine and heroin is $115,000 and $50,000 respectively.