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Troopers find handgun, 189 lbs of marijuana in traffic stops

Posted: 4:32 PM, Nov 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-29 17:32:43-05
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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.