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.
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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