Meth, cocaine, marijuana, loaded guns seized on Interstate 80

The Nebraska State Patrol seized these guns and drugs from a couple speeding down Interstate 80 in a BMW on Tuesday, the Patrol said.

Nebraska State Patrol troopers arrested two people and seized more than $500,000 in illegal drugs, including 16 pounds of methamphetamine, Tuesday during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near North Platte.

The two were driving a BMW over the speed limit shortly after 8 a.m. when a trooper pulled them over.

Sixteen pounds of meth seized from couple speeding on I-80

Meth made up the bulk of the seized drugs Tuesday when the Nebraska State Patrol stopped a speeding BMW, the Patrol said.

The officer could smell marijuana from inside the vehicle, which led to a search and the discovery of meth and other controlled substances, including smaller amounts of heroin, cocaine, prescription pills and marijuana, the patrol said. Troopers also found three loaded handguns — including a pink one — in the vehicle.

The 27-year-old driver is from California and his 26-year-old female passenger is from Kansas. They were arrested on suspicion of drug and firearms possession and other related charges.

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