Nebraska State Patrol troopers arrested two men last week after discovering a large amount of illegal drugs and drug-related items during a traffic stop, according to a Monday press release.
At 2 p.m. Friday, Troopers stopped a 2018 Chevy Yukon for running a stop sign after exiting I-80 at mile marker No. 324. During the traffic stop, the passenger of the vehicle supplied probable cause for troopers to conduct a search, the NSP release states.
A search of the vehicle revealed a large amount of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia, the release states.
Troopers said they discovered approximately 4,100 illegal drug items, including thousands of packages of THC edibles, THC liquid, and a small amount of cocaine.
The driver, Jonathan E. Rodriguez, 29, of California, and passenger, David B. Batchelder, 28, of California, were arrested on multiple charges including Possession of Hashish Oil, Possession with Intent to Deliver, Marijuana Possession between one ounce and one pound, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and No Drug Tax Stamp.
Rodriguez was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Both men were lodged in Hamilton County Jail.