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Ecstasy, marijuana, handgun found during I-80 traffic stop

Ecstasy, marijuana, handgun found during I-80 traffic stop

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Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people after locating multiple controlled substances and a firearm during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Sutherland.

About 9:40 p.m. Sunday, troopers saw an eastbound Kia Optima traveling at 101 mph on I-80 near mile marker 152, according to a press release from the patrol. After stopping the car, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle found 970 pills of suspected Ecstasy, four pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a loaded handgun.

The driver, a 22-year-old man from Kentwood, Michigan, and a 19-year-old woman from Wyoming, Michigan, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana — more than one pound, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The driver was additionally cited on suspicion of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Both were lodged in Keith County Jail.

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