A 34-year-old South Carolina man is charged with six felony drug and weapon possession charges after an arrest on Interstate 80 Tuesday afternoon.
Kenneth L. Peek made an initial appearance in Lincoln County Court on Wednesday. He is charged with possession of approximately 30 pounds of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, possession of ecstasy, possession of psilocybin mushrooms, possession of Adderall and possession of a firearm while committing a felony.
County Judge Joel Jay set bail at 10% of $50,000 for Peek, who is from Lexington, South Carolina. He remains at the Lincoln County Detention Center. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 28.
According to court records:
A Nebraska state trooper stopped a 2020 Honda Accord for speeding near mile marker 187 on eastbound I-80 at 1:03 p.m. Tuesday
While talking to Peek through the driver’s side window, the trooper noticed a THC oil/concentrate vape cartridge in the center console.
The trooper found the other drugs during a subsequent search of the vehicle. The marijuana was found in a duffel bag in the trunk, and a semi-automatic 9 mm pistol with a loaded magazine was concealed in the center console.
Peek told investigators that he had purchased the marijuana in the Sacramento, California, area and was headed back to South Carolina, where he had intended to sell it.
He said he had made a prior trip to California and transported 15 pounds of marijuana. Peek said had spent $35,000-$40,000 to purchase the drugs and hoped to double that amount in sales.