Nebraska troopers say car was carrying statues stuffed with meth, fentanyl

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — You shouldn’t put people on a pedestal – or put drugs in a pedestal.

The Nebraska State Patrol says it found 59 pounds of methamphetamine and 9 pounds of fentanyl inside two foam statues last week.

A photo of one of the statues shows that it is a large pedestal, which troopers say was hollow.

About 3 p.m. on Thursday, a trooper “contacted the occupants” of a vehicle at an Interstate 80 rest area near Cozad, according to a press release.

A patrol dog smelled drugs, prompting a search of the car.

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Troopers say this statue pedestal was being used to hide drugs.

Courtesy of Nebraska State Patrol

Troopers found two foam statues in the back seat. They say both were hollow and filled with several packages of drugs.

The car’s two occupants, 31-year-old Adriana Gonzalez and 51-year-old Ildefonso Rivera-Leon, both of San Ysidro, California, were arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, possession of fentanyl and possession with intent to deliver.

They were taken to the Dawson County Jail.

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