The Nebraska State Patrol says two people were arrested and 170 pounds of marijuana and other THC products were pulled off the streets following a traffic stop on I-80 Interstate in Omaha Friday morning.
At around 2:30 a.m. an state trooper noticed an eastbound 2008 Toyota van driving with a registration violation near mile marker 449.
During the traffic stop, an Omaha Police Department K9 detected the presence of a controlled substance inside the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle revealed 170 pounds of marijuana, 2.5 pounds of THC shatter and more than 3,000 THC vape pens. The estimated street value of the drugs is more than $500,000.
The driver, 50 year old Timothy Pardon, and passenger, 35 year old Crystal Pardon of Trail, Oregon, were arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp. Both were booked into the Douglas County Department of Corrections.
The patrol says there were two children in the vehicle and they were placed in protective custody.