Nebraska troopers find 50,000 fentanyl pills in traffic stop near Aurora

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Courtesy Nebraska State Patrol

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Over 11 pounds of suspected fentanyl pills were found Thursday morning in a vehicle on Interstate 80, the Nebraska State Patrol says.

Around 8:30 a.m., a trooper pulled over a vehicle for improperly passing a semi near Aurora, according to the patrol.

The trooper searched the vehicle after he became suspicious of criminal activity, the patrol said.

Inside, troopers found several bags containing around 50,000 fentanyl pills.  They also discovered small amounts of meth and cocaine.

Troopers then arrested 27-year-old Jesus Quinones and 44-year-old Daniel Alvilla, both of Arizona, on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver.

Both were lodged in the Hamilton County Jail, according to the patrol.

Troopers made a similar bust earlier this week.

On Tuesday, troopers pulled over a vehicle on I-80 near North Platte and found 6.6 pounds of a fentanyl and cocaine mixture.

They arrested two men who were also from the Southwest: Alfonso Carillo of Arizona and Celso Carillo of Utah.

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