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NSP seizes 177 pounds of pot and handgun on Sunday

NSP seizes guns and drugs along I-80
Posted at 2:09 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 15:09:05-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Sunday morning, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) seized 177 pounds of marijuana and one handgun during two incidents along I-80.

The first incident happened at a gas station near Milford where a trooper was speaking with a driver.

NSP said the trooper detected marijuana coming from the driver's vehicle and a search was carried out. The search allegedly resulted in the discovery of 163 pounds of marijuana and a handgun on the passenger's person.

NSP said, "The driver, Richard Hunter, 55, and passenger, Jack Skinner, 45, both of Medford, Oregon, were arrested for possession of marijuana — more than one pound and possession with intent to deliver. Skinner was also arrested for possession of a firearm during a drug violation. Both were lodged in Seward County Jail."

Later that morning, near Kearney, another trooper observed an eastbound vehicle traveling at 95 miles per hour and initiated a stop.

The trooper learned the driver, 35-year-old Davon Canada, had an expired driver's license and carried out a search of the vehicle. The search allegedly yielded 14 pounds of marijuana and earned Canada an arrest "for possession of marijuana — more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and driving with a suspended license."

Canada was lodged at the Buffalo County Jail.

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