Nebraska State Patrol recovers controlled substances and fraudulent credit cards

The Nebraska State Patrol say troopers arrested a California man following the discovery of multiple controlled substances and fraudulent credit cards and identification cards during a traffic stop in Stanton County.

It happened around 11:15 a.m. Sunday, when a trooper say he saw a Nissan Rogue speeding on Highway 15 near Pilger in Stanton County.

During the stop, the trooper smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of methamphetamine, marijuana, unknown pills, drug paraphernalia, around 40 fraudulent credit cards and identification cards, and forgery equipment.

The passenger, Steve Munoz, of Altadena, California, was arrested for identify theft, possession of forged documents, possession of controlled substances, possession of marijuana–less than one ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful manufacture of a financial a transaction device and criminal impersonation.

Munoz was lodged in Madison County Jail.

The driver was not involved in the fraudulent activity.

He was cited and released.


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