Nebraska troopers seize over 20 pounds of meth in vehicle near North Platte

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska troopers seized several pounds of meth from the back of a Michigan man’s vehicle on Wednesday.

Around 2:30 p.m., a trooper pulled over a Toyota Camry for speeding on Interstate 80 near Maxwell, which is east of North Platte.

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

Troopers found over 20 pounds of suspected meth, placed in tubs in the trunk, according to the patrol.

The driver, Edger Salas-Zarate, 29, was arrested on suspicion of possessing meth and possession with intent to deliver.

Two days later, troopers made another large drug bust about 168 miles to the east.

Around 3:30 p.m., a speeding Chevrolet Suburban was pulled over by a trooper on I-80 near York.

During the stop, a York County sheriff’s K9 smelled drugs, the patrol said.

Troopers then searched the vehicle and found 157 pounds of suspected marijuana inside duffle bags in the back of the vehicle.

Emilee Beachuemin, 24, of San Simeon, California, was arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana (more than 1 pound) and possession with intent to deliver.

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