Nebraska State Trooper finds 38 kilograms of cocaine

Suspected cocaine with a street value of more than two million dollars was uncovered during a routine traffic stop on Interstate-80. Some 38 kilos or 80 pounds of suspected cocaine was discovered in a silver BMW sports utility vehicle with Nevada plates.

The traffic stop was made around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 east of the Waverly interchange on I-80. The vehicle was headed eastbound, when it was pulled over for driving on the shoulder of the road and no front license plate.

Verbal permission to search the vehicle was given by its two female occupants. A Nebraska State Patrol K-9 alerted to the front left portion of the SUV. A subsequent search revealed compartments inside the vehicle containing packages believed to be drugs. A thorough search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 38 kilos of suspected cocaine.

The two female occupants of the SUV were lodged in the Lancaster County Correctional Center on charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance.

Source: Nebraska State Patrol

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