NSP: More than 175 lbs of marijuana found Sunday

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Two separate incidents led to the seizure of 177 lbs of marijuana and one handgun by the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP).

Just after 10 a.m. Sunday, a trooper was at a gas station near the Milford Interchange of I-80, when he struck up a conversation with a fellow driver also at the station.

During the encounter, the trooper noted the scent of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Investigating further, the trooper found 163 lbs of marijuana stored in a duffel back in the vehicle’s rooftop carrier. The passenger was also found in possession of a handgun.

The driver, 55-year-old Richard Hunter, and passenger, 45-year-old Jack Skinner of Oregon were arrested on drug charges.

An hour later, another trooper pulled a vehicle over for speeding on I-80, near Kearney. During the traffic stop, the trooper found the driver’s license had been suspended.

After searching the vehicle, the trooper uncovered 14 lbs of marijuana.

The driver, 35-year-old Davon Canada of Iowa was arrested on multiple drug charges and driving with a suspended license.

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