GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) troopers arrested two people and seized nearly 200 lbs of marijuana in traffic stops Wednesday and Thursday along I-80 and I-76.
Around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper saw a eastbound Chevrolet Tahoe following another vehicle too closely along I-80 near mile marker 297.
A NSP K9 detected a controlled substance in the vehicle during the traffic stop.
Troopers searched the vehicle, finding 169 lbs of marijuana.
Khamla Bongxay, 31, of Milwaukee, WI was arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no drug tax stamp.
Bongxay was lodged in Hall County Jail.
Thursday morning around 10:45 a.m. MT, a trooper noticed an eastbound Infinity Q50 speeding at mile marker 2 on I-76.
The trooper detected criminal activity, according to a release from NSP, and conducted a search of the vehicle.
Twenty pounds of marijuana, THC edibles and a handgun were found.
The driver, 26-year-old Jimmy Fabian, was arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm during a felony drug offense, and no drug tax stamp.
Fabian was lodged in Cheyenne County Jail.