Nebraska State Patrol troopers arrested three people and seized several illegal drugs during multiple traffic stops on Wednesday.
The first incident occurred about 12:30 p.m. MDT when a trooper received a report of a vehicle parked on County Road 14 in Banner County, according to a press release from the State Patrol.
When the trooper arrived, he discovered an Acura Integra with no license plates. Two individuals were sleeping inside the vehicle.
Upon contacting the occupants, the trooper discovered a bag of methamphetamine lying on the ground. A search of the vehicle revealed additional bags of methamphetamine, weighing a total of 75 grams, according to the press release.
The two occupants, a 42-year-old Scottsbluff man and a 23-year-old woman from Box Elder, South Dakota, were arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both were lodged in Scotts Bluff County Jail.
Shortly after that, about 1 p.m. MDT, another trooper saw an eastbound Chevrolet Tahoe speeding on Interstate 80 near Paxton at mile marker 147, according to the patrol.
Upon contacting the driver, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed 40 pounds of high-grade marijuana, approximately 280 THC vape oil cartridges, and approximately 1 pound of hash budder, according to the patrol.
The driver, a 39-year-old Fairfield, Iowa, woman, was arrested on suspicion of possession of more than one pound of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of hash with intent to deliver, and no drug tax stamp, the patrol said.
The woman was lodged in Keith County Jail.