Troopers seize meth, heroin and cocaine in traffic stops near Grand Island

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Troopers seized methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and several other drugs in two traffic stops near Grand Island, the Nebraska State Patrol says.

On Sunday around 9:30 p.m., a drug-detecting dog smelled a controlled substance inside a vehicle during a traffic stop in Central City.

Troopers then searched the vehicle and found 145 grams of meth, small amounts of cocaine and psilocybin mushrooms.

They also seized oxycodone pills, alprazolam pills, dextroamphetamine pills, liquid meth and drug-related items.

The driver, 41-year-old Jake Spiegel of Albion, was arrested on suspicion of several drug charges, the patrol said.

Troopers came across even more drugs during a traffic stop in Chapman around 12 a.m. on Monday.

Inside the vehicle, troopers found 183 grams of meth, heroin, psilocybin mushrooms, cocaine, marijuana, unknown liquids and drug-related items.

They then arrested the driver, 42-year-old Cheryl Gonzales of Spencer, on suspicion of several drug charges.

Both drivers were lodged in the Merrick County Jail, the patrol said.

Troopers were assisted by the SNARE Drug Task Force, the Merrick County Sherrif’s Office and the Central City Police Department.

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