NSP: 30lbs of marijuana uncovered during traffic stop

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Photo courtesy of the Nebraska State Patrol.

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KLKN) — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) uncovered 30 lbs of marijuana and several other controlled substances during an I-80 traffic stop.

NSP reports pulling over a Honda Accord speeding down I-80, near Maxwell, around 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

While contacting the driving, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity and searched the vehicle.

In the car, the trooper found a substantial amount of marijuana, along with smaller amounts of cocaine, ecstasy, psilocybin mushrooms, and prescription pills. A concealed handgun was also uncovered.

The driver was identified as 34-year-old Kenneth Peek of South Carolina. Peek was arrested on multiple drug and firearm charges.

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