3 arrested for drugs found at traffic stops in Interstate 80

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News


OMAHA, Neb. (AP)  Three people are facing charges after Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies found 22 pounds of marijuana and 1 pound of methamphetamine in two different traffic stops this week.

The sheriff’s office says both stops occurred within several hours of each other on Interstate 80.

In the first incident Tuesday night, a driver was stopped on I-80 near 96th Street for a traffic violation. A sheriff’s deputy smelled marijuana and found the drug bundled in three bags in the trunk.

A 51-year-old California man was arrested in that stop.

Then early Wednesday, a police dog detected the odor of drugs coming from a vehicle another deputy had stopped on I-80. A search found the methamphetamine in the vehicle.

A 54-year-old woman and her 33-year-old passenger were arrested. Both are from New Hampshire.