State Patrol confiscates 126 pounds of marijuana over weekend
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two people and seized 126 pounds of marijuana during events over the weekend.
On Friday, Jan. 31, at approximately 10:30 p.m. CT, a trooper made contact with the driver of a Toyota Corolla in a parking lot in North Platte. The trooper detected criminal activity and an NSP K9 alerted to the odor of a controlled substance coming from the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle revealed 69 pounds of marijuana inside duffel bags in the vehicle. The driver, Calvin Simmons, 56, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no drug tax stamp. He was lodged in Lincoln County Jail.
On Sunday, Feb. 2, at approximately 1:30 p.m. MT, a trooper observed a Jeep Grand Cherokee speeding on Interstate 80 at mile marker 48 near Sidney. During the traffic stop, a Deuel County Sheriff’s Office K9 detected the presence of a controlled substance in the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle revealed 57 pounds of marijuana concealed inside suitcases. The driver, Johnathan Neely, 46, of Dayton, Ohio, was arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no drug tax stamp. He was lodged in Cheyenne County Jail.