The Nebraska State Patrol was busy this week keeping drugs off the streets. Troopers found marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms, a form of white powder and a concealed handgun during two traffic stops.
The first stop happened on I-80 near Shelton around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 18th. The trooper stopped a 2008 Chrysler 300 for speeding. During the stop the trooper smelled marijuana and conducted a search. Sixteen pounds of pot and 11 ounces of hallucinogenic mushrooms were found.
The driver, Keith Reed of Germantown, Wisconsin and passenger Lana Landers of Hartland, Wisconsin were arrested for possession of a hallucinogen with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana - more than one pound, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both Reed and Landers were lodged in Buffalo County Jail.
The second stop happened on I-80 in Omaha around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Another trooper saw an eastbound 2017 Nissan Altima speeding. When the trooper stopped the vehicle the trooper also smelled marijuana. A search turned up 40 pounds of pot, 2 ounces of an unknown white powder and a loaded, concealed handgun.
The driver, Cesar Medina of Visalia, California and passenger, Macie Braunstein of Milledgeville, Illinois were arrested for possession of marijuana - more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a concealed weapon, and no drug tax stamp. Both men were lodged in Douglas County Jail.