Nebraska troopers seize 17 pounds of cocaine in vehicle near Seward

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Courtesy Nebraska State Patrol

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Cocaine and unknown pills were seized Saturday morning from a vehicle on Interstate 80, the Nebraska State Patrol said.

A trooper pulled over the vehicle around 11:30 a.m. for driving on the shoulder just southwest of Seward.

The patrol said the trooper eventually became suspicious of criminal activity and began a search of the vehicle.

Inside, troopers found 17 pounds of suspected cocaine and dozens of unknown pills in a hidden compartment, according to the patrol.

Jennilee Velez, 20, and Mia Williams, 20, both of Chicago, were arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled substances and possession with intent to deliver.

Both were lodged in the Seward County Jail.

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