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.