HALL COUNTY, NE— State troopers arrested two people and seized nearly 190 pounds of marijuana during traffic stops on Wednesday and Thursday on Interstate 80 and Interstate 76, according to a media release from the Nebraska State Patrol
Wednesday evening at approximately 8:30 p.m. CT, a trooper observed an eastbound Chevrolet Tahoe following another vehicle too closely on Interstate 80 at mile marker 297 near Wood River, approximately 3 hours north of Salina, Kansas.
During the traffic stop, an NSP K9 detected the presence of a controlled substance in the vehicle.
Troopers searched the vehicle and discovered 169 pounds of marijuana. The driver, Khamla Bongxay, 31, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no drug tax stamp. He was lodged in Hall County Jail.
Thursday morning at approximately 10:45 a.m.MT, a trooper observed an eastbound Infinity Q50 speeding at mile marker 2 on Interstate 76. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected criminal activity and performed a search of the vehicle.
During the search, troopers found 20 pounds of marijuana, THC edibles, and a handgun. The driver, Jimmy Fabian, 26, of Madison, Wisconsin, was arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm during a felony drug offense, and no drug tax stamp. He was lodged in Cheyenne County Jail.